While I was out shopping this morning I recognised a lady from an old church I used to go to many years ago.
I said hello, asked if she was who I thought she was and then explained who I was.
After this awkward moment we had a nice conversation.
I knew her husband had died recently but I didn’t know today was their wedding anniversary and that she needed some encouraging words.
The Lord knew however!
I had seen this lady a few times before and to be honest had not approached her, not knowing what kind of response I would get.
But the Lord prompted me to say hello today and I was able to give her a smile and some words of encouragement.
We are here to edify, encourage and exhort one another, not only in church but also in other situations, including the supermarket aisles.
Say hello to someone today; ask how they are doing, give them some encouragement and show them some kindness.
You do not know how much a smile and a kind word are required by some people today and you may just be the one to give it to them.
Verses like 1 John 4 v 7 are not just for in church on a Sunday morning, they are for everyday life!
Can you share some love today?
Speak this out…..”Thank you Lord that we can love others because you first loved us”
1 John 4 v 7…..Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God