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Two Nickels and Five Pennies

When ice cream cost much less, a boy entered a soda fountain and sat at a table. A waitress put a glass of water in front of him. "How much is an ice cream sundae?"

"Fifty cents," replied the waitress.

The little boy put his hand into his pocket and pulled it out. He studied the number of coins in it for a moment. "How much is a dish of plain ice cream?" he inquired.

Some people were now waiting for a table and the waitress was growing impatient with the young boy. "Thirty-five cents," she said angrily.

The little boy again counted the coins. "I'll have the plain ice cream," he said merrily.

The waitress brought the ice cream, plopped it down on the table and walked away. The young boy ate his dish of plain ice cream, paid the cashier and departed. When the waitress came back, she swallowed hard at what she saw. There, placed neatly beside the empty dish, were two nickels and five pennies — her tip!

Do not be guilty, on first glance, to judge something or someone. There very well may be something of value and significance under the surface —and it just might be a blessing from God.

Paul said in I Corinthians 1:27 — "But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong."

For His Cause,
Tim Woodward