The Right Thing


I’ve fallen into a life a crime: two traffic tickets and now this!

We went to our favorite restaurant for El Salvadoran food and placed an order of tamales, tacos, and papusas to go. While waiting for our order we got to talking to the restaurant owner’s wife as she folded napkins for the dinner service.

Maria shared for 20 minutes about how God gave them their restaurant and has made it prosperous. Again and again in her broken English she said, It is all by the grace of God … He is so awesome.

The restaurant began to get busy and Maria excused herself to greet her customers. We picked up our food and drove home.

At home, we set out the food on the table, gave thanks for God’s provision for us and for His grace upon Juan and Maria, and began to eat.  In a moment of strange revelation I asked, Did you pay for the food? My wife answered, No. Did you pay for the food? We put down our forks and drove back to the restaurant.

When we walked into the bustling business, Juan and Maria were both standing at the counter. Maria poked her husband in the arm and smiled. He laughed and said, My wife said you’d be back tomorrow.

They trusted us to do the right thing.

Be blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world (Philippians 2:15).


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