So I walked through a bunch of tables until I found the spot I wanted. It was a cozy spot situated between two fake tall plants. So I sat down and waited for my friend to join me. I had noticed a napkin with writing on it laying on the bench close beside me, but I didn't pay it any attention.
About half-way through our lunch, my friend noticed the napkin and asked me what it said. I looked at it and smiled as I read her the message:
"Jesus is life. The rest is just details."
I was wondering what her reaction would be. She looked surprised, then a bit pensive and then she slowly smiled. "Huh. Interesting," she said. "I believe in signs like that."
The conversation didn't go much further than that, but I know it gave her some food-for-thought.
And I was left wondering about the person who left that note-on-a-napkin. If he or she would ever know that the person who found it really needed to hear those words.
As we left the mall to head back to the office, I looked back one more time at the napkin and wondered who the next person would be to find it and read it. And hoped that it would plant a seed in one more person...and another...and another, before getting thrown away.
God can use anyone and anything to spread His message. Even a napkin.