We never know what a day will bring.
Last week a letter arrived at the church. I opened it, not thinking much other than getting through the mail. Out fell a check for $20 and a postcard. The postcard had been sent out years ago, long before I arrived last summer, as a fundraiser for one of our meal programs. The main mission focus of our little church is feeding hungry people and between three meal programs we provide about 3,000 meals every month to the hungry and homeless in our direct community.
On the back of the postcard the gentleman had written: "I ate there 20 years ago and the canned chili was delicious."
We just never know the impact we are having with the most simple, loving gesture. 20 years and he not only remembered being with us, but what he ate. It was more than food, it was relationship.
We never know what a day will bring or what impact we are having on those we encounter. What did you do today that someone will remember in 20 years?