Gas Station Attendant
A young preacher had been away from home and was returning. He did not have much money, just what he had been given in a love offering for his ministry. He knew if he took out the tithe there would not be enough to cover the expenses to get home. Still he took out the tithe and happily gave it over to the Lord. Then he started to drive down the road.
He drove until he needed gas, praying that the Lord would provide. On what he was sure was the last bit of gasoline in the tank, he pulled into a gas station. Getting out of the car, he counted the little change he had in his pocket and told the attendant that he wanted whatever gas that amount would buy.
The attendant stuck the hose in the tank and went about cleaning the windshield noticing a Bible on the front seat of the car. The gas pump continued to pour gasoline into the tank and the preacher began to get excited. “You'd better stop the pump. This really is all the money I have.”
He said. "Mhmm--O.K." The attendant replied, and let the pump go on as he finished cleaning the windows. Inspired from the preacher's pleas the attendant filled the tank to the brim. Then, he led the preacher into the station. Reaching up to a high shelf, he grabbed an old battered lunch bucket. "Would you by chance be a preacher?" he questioned.
The preacher nodded and said he was on his way home from a meeting and was about out of money. "Well, I thought you might be. I saw that Bible in the car. I am a Christian, but we don't' have a good church around here. So I have been setting aside the Lord's money and asking Him to show me what to do with it."
With that he opened the lunch bucket, reached in and pulled out a fistful of bills and thrust them into the preacher's hand. "That and the tank full of gas should get you home and help take care of you."
"My God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in Glory by Christ Jesus" (Philippians 4:19)