A lesson from Ice-Cream

Last week, I took my grand-children to a restaurant.
My six-year-old grandson asked if he could say grace. As we bowed our heads he said,

“God is good, God is great. Thank you for the food, and I would even thank you more if Nana gets us ice cream for dessert. And liberty and justice for all! Amen!”

Along with the laughter from the other customers nearby, I heard a woman remark,

“That’s what’s wrong with this country. Kids today don’t even know how to pray. Asking God for ice cream! Why, I never!”

Hearing this, my grand-son burst into tears and asked me, “Did I do it wrong? Is God mad at me?”

As I held him and assured him that he had done a terrific job, and God was certainly not mad at him, an elderly gentleman approached the table. He winked at my grand-son and said, “I happen to know that God thought that was a great prayer.”

“Really?” my grand-son asked.

“Cross my heart,” the man replied. Then, in a theatrical whisper, he added (indicating the woman whose remark had started this whole thing), “Too bad she never asks God for ice cream. A little ice cream is good for the soul sometimes.”

Naturally, I bought my grandchildren some ice0cream at the end of the meal. My grandson stared at his for a moment, and then did something I will remember the rest of my life. He picked up his sundae and, without a word, walked over and placed it in front of the woman. With a big smile he told her, “Here, this is for you…… Ice cream is good for the soul sometimes; and my soul is good already”

Ooooh! Wasn’t that the sweetest? I love this story! Sometimes, we all need some ice cream, don’t you think?

I hope God sends you some ice cream today!

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4 Responses to A lesson from Ice-Cream

  1. Flo says:

    yes!! gimme ice cream!! strawberry pls!! 😛

  2. Alice J. says:

    Hahah when I frist started reading this I was like… wait… you’re a grama?! :O -gigges-
    Wow now you made me want ice cream! -pouts-

  3. Misty says:

    hahah yes! god! you heard it!! WE NEED ICE CREAM! okay??? heheh no but seriously a little wont hurt us right…??? 😛

  4. Annie says:

    YES we really need ive cream but plz make it be chocolate instead of strawberrys plz cuz then that just ruins the hole thing….lol

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