It seems that the food started arriving at the Chesterfield Township family's home near Detroit around 9 pm. Thenceforward, a virtual parade of pizzas, chili cheese fries, and chicken pita wraps continued on into the night.
First came some shrimp from Happy’s as an appetizer, then a few chicken sandwiches from Shawarma Yes, and to top it off, ice cream from Leo’s (which just happened to be his dad’s favorite). To this initial selection, he added a slew of other delicacies including jumbo shrimp, salads, shawarma, sandwiches, and other foods.
Imagine the dad’s surprise when his Ring camera footage suddenly caught delivery after delivery coming to his front door. As he told the local new affiliate: “I’m picking up more food, and it happens again and again... Cars are coming in the driveway, while cars are leaving the driveway.”
At first Mason's dad, Keith, was bewildered. But he soon figured out what had happened. “I looked at my phone, and it said ‘Chase fraud alert: $439 for pizzas’.” Keith said. Once he figured out what had happened, he immediately tried calling the various restaurants involved to stop the orders; but they told him he would need to contact Grubhub.
Mason’s mom, Kristin, said her husband had just used the Grubhub app on his phone to order dinner before she left; and probably just left the app open. Thereupon, her son took the phone, hid in the basement and proceeded to order his feast.
Fortunately, things did not turn out all that badly. It seems that, following the ordeal, Grubhub reached out to the Stonehouse family and offered them a $1,000 gift card.
As I read this story, I was reminded of what it means to have a father who has the ability to provide above and beyond our needs. Psalm 50, verse 10 tells us our Heavenly Father owns the cattle on a thousand hills!
Little wonder then that the apostle Paul reminds us of what God is capable of when he writes (in Ephesians chapter three, verses 20-21): “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.”
And yet, how many of us fail to avail ourselves of what all our Heavenly Father is capable of and willing to provide for us? The Apostle James reminds us (in chapter four, verse 2 of his New Testament Letter) that, all too often, we do not have what we desire simply because we do not ask God.
This is not to say that God is like some cosmic genie Who is available at our every beck and call merely to satisfy our every whim. After all, the Bible records numerous instances where God did not give individuals what they wanted. But wants are one thing and needs are quite another.
Thus, after affirming that God has met all his needs and more, and that he was generously supplied, the Apostle Paul affirms to the Philippian Christians (chapter 4, verses 18-19), and thereby to us, that “This same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.”
I suppose a 6-year old kid can be forgiven for presumptuously ordering a thousand dollars’ worth of food, and providing a generous 25% tip to boot, all at his father’s expense. As a child of God, I have no desire to take advantage of my Heavenly Father’s goodness or generosity. And yet, I fully recognize, and appreciate His ability to provide all I will ever need and more - exceedingly, abundantly more than I could ever hope or even dream!
And so, when it comes to having my needs met, I’ll gladly just keep ordering up and up!
STORY SOURCE: https://www.foxbusiness.com/lifestyle/michigan-6-year-old-uses-dads-grubhub-to-order-1000-in-food-tips-25-per-order. The Associated Press contributed to this report.