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I Always Wanted To

Updated: Mar 29

It was a rainy day and I was returning home from an appointment in the next town.  I stopped for gas and decided to get lunch at a nearby fast-food restaurant.  The only parking available was next to a sheriff's vehicle.  As the sheriff walked across the parking lot, the thought cross my mind: buy him lunch. 

As I was paying for my lunch he was ordering his burger meal.  I waited until the attendant gave him the total, and told her I was paying for his lunch.  The officer looked shocked and asked, "Are you sure?"

I quickly replied saying, " I have always wanted to buy lunch for a policeman." He thanked me and wished me an enjoyable lunch. 

After I finished my lunch I walked to his table and handed him  a GOD STORIES booklet... Because HE LIVES, We can face tomorrow, and wished him a "Happy Easter".

He smiled and said, "Thank you very much."

On this rainy day the officer was given a meal for his body, but more than that, he was given God's Word for his soul.

" It is written: 'Man does not live on bread alone, but on every

word that comes from the mouth of God.'" Matthew 4:4


Maria Ellwood

Santa Maria, Texas

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