Last night, just before we were going to get our boys into bed; we heard a loud bang at the door.
I peeked outside and their was a box with this stuffed giraffe on the top looking at me. “Here we go; some teen couple have left their baby on our doorstep. This is the price you pay for getting to know teens in the community!“
Just before I could step outside to retrieve the box, there was another loud bang at the back door. Really? Twins!
To make a long story short, we soon found out that our family had been selected by a person (or persons) calling themselves “Secret Christian“. We had received two boxes full of snack foods, gift cards, toys for our boys, and a nice card simply signed, “Secret Christian“.
After the shock wore off, my wife exclaimed, “I thought some teenager left their baby on our doorstep!” (Well, they say, “Great minds think alike.“)
In all seriousness, whoever you are, wherever you’re from; we hope you read this post.
Know that your random act of kindness did so much for our family. Not only did we receive some amazing gifts, but it assisted us as Christian parents. Of course, the boys were bouncing off the walls like it was Christmas morning. But more than that, we were able to tell our boys the reason why this happened.
“The love that was shown to us tonight comes from the love these people have for Jesus.” I explained. “This is how we show we love Jesus, by helping other people.“
Specifically for our oldest boy, last night was an important moment in the development of his faith.
So, to “Secret Christian“, our family thanks you. May God richly bless you for the overwhelming kindness you have shown our family. May you be an example to us all. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Have you ever received a random act of kindness? If so, what happened and how did you feel?
Photo Credit: J. Norton, Jan. 19, 2014