Communion with Sprinkles

Yesterday I went to visit Maria, a precious 4-year-old girl in my church who's been in the ICU for the last 3 weeks with meningitis (for the 2nd time in 9 months). She asked me, "Kruss, do they still have donuts at church?" I said, yes, sometimes we have donuts.

She said, "Maybe you could bring me one. Tomorrow. Chocolate with sprinkles."

Even after 20 years I still don't know much about ministry. But I do know that when a 4-year-old in the ICU asks you to bring chocolate donuts with sprinkles, you show up with chocolate donuts with sprinkles!

"Kruss is spoiling me," she told her mama, with a smile from ear to ear.

Today I had communion in the ICU. We had chocolate donuts with sprinkles. And the joy of God was visible in Maria's smile.