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A Knoxville, Tennessee server received an unexpectedly large tip and it came at just the right time. Khadijah Muhammad works at the restaurant and gives her time serving homemade pies, muffins, and soup to homeless people in her area. Her mother had been sick, and Muhammad had taken a lot of time off to go be with her. When she got back, she realized how much work she had missed, and was concerned about how she would pay the bills that month. She had asked to work extra, and that morning the utility company had a left a note on her door threatening to cut off the electricity. At work that day, Muhammad served a couple, and said they really didn’t stand out. After they left, she returned to the table to see that the receipt was turned upside down which is not usually good news. The total bill was $29.30, but the couple had left her a tip of $1075. There was a note included with the tip which said, “Jesus blessed us and we were led to give it to you. God Bless!” Muhammad said she was thankful for the gift, and amazed that it came at just the right time. Her first response was to plan to do the same thing for someone else one day. She said, “I hope and pray that someday I’m able to do this for somebody. And at the first opportunity I will do it.”—Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell

Knoxville waitress gets $1,075 tip when needed most, By Jim Matheny,http://www.wbir.com/story/news/local/2014/01/23/cheddars-knoxville-waitress-thousand-dollar-tip/4805469, Accessed January 23, 2014.

Proverbs 3:27-28 (HCSB) (27) When it is in your power, don’t withhold good from the one it belongs to. (28) Don’t say to your neighbor, “Go away! Come back later. I’ll give it tomorrow”—when it is there with you.

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