We decided to go out for dinner where the river meets the bay. It was a beautiful night. We were all tired, but it was fun to go and as a family we headed out to enjoy a balmy Friday evening together.
The children enjoyed watching the boats, gobbled their dinner and we had a lovely evening. I sat and finished my drink and A went to pay for our meal.
When A came back with a receipt he said “look at how much the bill was?” Expecting a big bill, I looked and was surprised at how small it was … I thought “there were no problems with the meal, we had made no complaints, what was going on?”
I looked at A and he said “Santa paid for our meal”.
Incredulous I looked at him and said “what?”
A complete stranger had picked up our entire food bill and wished to remain anonymous – the waitress said that she was instructed to say “Santa had paid”.
We were amazed, a bit shocked … in fact rather incredulous … and felt so very blessed …
My daughter and I prayed for whoever they were and released a 100 fold, a 1000 fold return, blessing them where we sat …
I wrote a short note of thanks … “Dear Santa …” and handed it to the waitress who was beaming as she watched the Goodness of God unfold in our lives … as she watched God’s love unfold in our lives – what a witness … to us and her!
God’s goodness, His loving kindness is remarkable … a complete stranger released it upon us … we did taste and see that God is good … and as I write this testimony I am still amazed at how loved I feel by a complete stranger and by a gloriously good God!
God is Good!