MEMORY VERSE: Therefore encourage one another and build each other up. 1 Thessalonians 5:11
A lot of people we meet daily, walk around with a plastic smile on their faces but with heavy hearts. Beneath their designer clothes and expensive accessories lies a broken and shattered person who longs for someone to share his/her thoughts with.
As little and insignificant as a warm smile and kind words might be, they can be the healing someone is longing for. Have you ever passively said things like, “it’s going to be alright” or “God will see you through” to someone and their faces light up like one who was dragged out of a six-feet grave? Really, some people go through bad times, difficult moments, loneliness and deep financial crisis but, still appear like any other in the streets. Be careful not to hurt anyone further.
Your warm embrace, encouragement, smile or a handshake can go a long way into assuring those going through challenges that someone do care for them. We are to be like Jesus and shine as light into the blurred areas of people’s lives. Do not let today pass by without showing practical love to someone.
Meditate on this: You are an answer to someone’s prayers. Help them to live.