My second time there was when Ryan and I got invited to have lunch with someone who had hurt us a lot and needed to apologize. We ordered pasta and she complained during the whole meal. It is not a good memory, she is someone that belongs to the past buried under our feet.
Third memory there was when I took a friend for a sweet treat after we prayed in the city. That friendship faded away.
I clearly remember how this morning we prayed for our sweet treat in the city. And God was already busy on it.
We crossed the street to find that this restaurant was no longer baking sweet treats. We walked down that street in the hope that we would find a patisserie and we found this small one, walked in and looked at the yummy things all over the place, we chose the "cream bow ties" we were going to get and then moved to choose the drinks. As we turned towards the counter to order the sweets, a lady had already ordered them for us, paid and just handed them to us. In complete shock, we took them and thanked her, not being able to fully react and hug her or anything and before we could realize, she was gone.
Everyone in the shop went crazy!
We were in disbelief.
Once we sat down and ate them, it came to me how powerful our God is. Our gift, our present, that awesome thing we wanted was already paid!
In our lives, we all need a saviour, we all are lost and juicy, yummy, tasty, delicious, wonderful heaven is in front of us, when we try to reach it, when we "behave" and are "good" enough as to get it, Jesus comes and gives it to you, not because of how much you strive to get it, but because the price of having you coming to heaven was already paid.