In Winnipeg, Canada, a man going through the Tim Horton’s drive-through paid for the person behind him… who paid for the person behind him… who paid for the person behind him. This went on for 228 cars, more than 3 hours!
“Such acts of kindness have become a bit of a trend in Canada, with many paying for lunches, coffee orders or small grocery purchase of total strangers,” the reporter said, but they’d never seen a chain so long.
What would the body of Christ become if we practiced Random Acts of Trust? Small times we hear God say, “Do this,” and we actually did it?
I was recently miffed at my sweet husband… frankly, I thought he’d been a little rude to me! So I went to the other room to get my Father’s ruling on this – Can You straighten him out, please? There I had left my bible open to Ephesians 4: “I urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” Yeah, it was right where I’d left off, and that’s what He had to say to me. I didn’t realize I had not been humble, or gentle, or patient… though I had pretty well perfected indignant. Whoa. I did not expect to discover I was wrong.
Humbled, I apologized to my husband for that and the many previous times I had not been gentle or patient or loving. It was a total Random Act of Trust because until He directed me, I had no intention of apologizing.
Jesus did everything in complete dependence on His Father. How would our lives look if we would trust our heavenly Father the way Jesus did? I’m not sure I’m capable of complete dependence, but the more dependent I am, the more I will find freedom and peace.