Have you ever been a “victim” of random kindness in a fast-food drive-through? It happens when a stranger in the car ahead of you unexpectedly buys your meal.
Often, the recipient will pay it forward to the next person in line, igniting a chain reaction that spreads from car to car.
At a Chick-fil-A in Florida, a string of givers once extended to 38 cars and eventually circled back to the woman who started it all. She had returned to pick up a forgotten order of chicken nuggets for her son. One amazed Chick-fil-A employee that day said she saw several drivers contributing more than the meals were worth.
Whether it’s an act of drive-through charity or passing the offering plate at church, giving can be infectious. And it sure feels good, doesn’t it?
This past Friday, I was blown away by the incredible spirit of giving that ran through the streets of my Gainesville, Ga., hometown. Runners and walkers were participating in our company’s 5K event to raise money for childhood cancer research and awareness.
More than 300 participants and corporate sponsors came together to raise a ton of money for the Rally Foundation. It was also heart-warming to see several young cancer survivors, including my granddaughter, at our event. They brought home the true meaning behind our fund-raising.
In 1 Chronicles 29, Israel’s King David sets an example by contributing gold and other treasures to build a temple for God. His generosity inspires a wildfire of giving.
“Then the leaders of families, the officers of the tribes of Israel, the commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds, and the officials in charge of the king’s work gave willingly. They gave toward the work on the temple of God . . .”
For those of you involved with our Rally Foundation 5K, I want to personally thank you for your infectious generosity. Whatever the cause, I hope all of you will think about not only contributing your time and money but also setting your own example for others to give. Be infectious.
Blessed to be a Blessing,
President, Syfan Logistics
“In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.”
– Acts 20:35