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Can I Have One of Your French Fries?

June 26, 2012

“No, you may NOT have one of my French Fries.”

So said a friend’s young son.  To my friend, his dad.

Who has just bought him the restraunt’s biggest serving of French Fries.

My friend looked out the window, thinking to himself that he could walk up to the counter again and buy all the Fries they had, bring them to the table, and dump them all over his son.

Who right now wouldn’t give him one French Fry.

Then it hit him: that mirrored his pattern of giving to his church.

Uncomfortably, he remembered a Sunday School lesson, something from an Old Testament Prophet.

While his son munched on French Fries, my friend smiled and decided to become a tither.

Back home, he got his Bible and read Malachi 3:10 —  “Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.”

He loves telling that story.  But what’s even better is hearing his now-adult son tell it to his own daughter.

Next time you see your checkbook, or a credit card, or an offering plate, remember all those French Fries.

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2 Comments
  1. Michael permalink

    Nicely written…but was it McDonald’s or Windy’s? Makes a difference!

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