Rick, the laughing guy on the right, owns an ice company (we at GBF lovingly call him our “ice-man”). Tim, holding the plaque, is active in Scouting (GBF sponsors a Troop – Troop 316 [as in John 3:16]). Tim was with a large Scout gathering and they needed ice, lots of it! But the ice company they’d contracted was not able to deliver.
Ever-resourceful Tim knew just what to do. He called up fellow GBF member Rick Crownover and explained the situation and asked what he’d charge for 500lbs of ice, delivered. When he explained who the ice was for, Rick delivered not 500lbs, not, 1,000lbs, but 2,000lbs of ice! A whole ton of ice! And he didn’t charge Tim or the Scouts.
His attitude was, “If God has been freely gracious to me, who didn’t deserve it, why shouldn’t I be gracious to these Scouts who do work so hard?”
The plaque, a surprise gift from the Scouts, reads, “Thanks a ton!”
God’s grace in action, in and through his saints.
And God is able to make all grace abound to you, that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed; (2 Corinthians 9:8)