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Who Has The Greatest Job In The World? (standard:Inspirational stories, 925 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Apr 03 2005Views/Reads: 2244/1227Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I have, in my opinion, the world's perfect job. Just look at the evidence. I love people and I love God. I love talking to people about God and I love talking to God about people. Therefore, if you put these two together, I am doing what I love doing:

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"Hey, Jimmy, don't you want a snow cone today?" 

"Hain't got no nickel," I sobbed. 

"Come on down," he called back. "You can use one of my nickels today." 

Leaping off the porch and smearing tears from my face, I went to him for
my snow cone. When I got there he pressed a nickel into my trembling 
hand and asked, "Now, which flavor do you want? Don't tell me. Root 
beer, right?" 

Root beer was more than all right for me. 

As I exchanged his nickel for my root beer snow cone, I could not speak
for fear the effort would distract from the smile, which had taken my 
face by storm. It was the best root beer snow cone I ever had. 

Watching him drive away, I thought to myself, that's the greatest job in
the world. 

More than 40 years separate me from that childhood memory. Looking back,
I smile when I realize I have, today, the greatest job in the world. 

What could be greater than helping people receive from God what they
can't afford. God's marvelous grace is for all who, for one reason or 
another, do not have the needed "nickel." 

Upon further reflection, a verse from the Old Testament came to mind.
"Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath 
no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without 
money and without price." Isaiah 55:1 KJV.) 

No matter how much money a person thinks he or she has, they are always
one nickel short of God's grace. 


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