If you have ever watched an episode of Duck Dynasty, you have probably heard Willy (holding his jar of iced tea) repeat one of his favorite lines “happy happy happy”.
A month or so ago, Randy and I was listening to a service from our church and in so doing, found out that a certain man from our church was a Duck Dynasty fan. When the program was over, Randy said “we should look and see if we could order him a Willy mug and give it to him since he likes them so much”. So that’s exactly what we did. As soon as it arrived, I packed it in a sack and carried it to church with a note telling him how much we had enjoyed hearing him speak. Three or four weeks passed and each Sunday I took it with us knowing that sooner or later we would see him! But God…..one Wednesday while meeting a dear friend of mine for lunch I walked into the restaurant to wait for her and walking in the door right behind me was the man and his sweet wife! I introduced myself and told him I had something in the car for him. (Yes I had been leaving it in the car so I would remember to take it with us on Sundays until we were able to give it to him! He probably thought “on my goodness a crazy lady is stalking us!”I had never met he or his wife and here I am telling him I have a present in the car for him. So I went and got it and handed it to him. Then I went about ordering my cholesterol loaded pizza and went to visit with my friend. That was a couple of weeks ago. Today as Randy and I entered the sanctuary, there standing by a lady (who she and I always talk baking ) was our new Willy tea jar friend. I introduced him to Randy! What is amazing is this ! He stood there and told us that the day I ran into him at lunch had been a really hard day and the gift of that glass just made his day. He couldn’t believe that someone had gone out of their way to do that and he was so grateful for the act of kindness. As we walked away to go sit down, it just made me realize that God knows our days and our hearts and when we need some encouragement! That gift wasn’t needed the 2-3 weeks I carried it to church. It was needed that certain Wednesday at lunch when God put us at the same place at the same time! Only God could orchestrate the timing and the meeting. That I had left it in the car all that time is unusual for me to do. But it blessed our hearts that something so small could have such a sweet impact and gave him encouragement in a week that had been tough. Never dismiss those little “ thoughts” that come to us to do something for someone. We never know what it may mean to them. And the blessing we get from being used….nothing quite like it! To God be the glory