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With our world gone crazier than ever, I’m praying so hard to be spiritually mature enough to pray for God’s direction for believers to be light in the darkness instead of sharing my opinions over social media. I’m not gonna lie, it’s been hard to see friends picking sides – which results in more pain and division. Instead of adding my own little Wifey opinion, I’m trying to spread a little light in the darkness every chance I get ....
I’ve been writing a lot, but what I haven’t shared yet is the God-ordained encounter I had with a man in the grocery store a couple of days ago.
Light in the Darkness in the organics aisle
I found myself saying, “God had a plan for you – to be here – even now.” He smiled and said he wasn’t quite sure why. Then he thought for a moment and looked at me square in the eyes and said, “YES, yes, I guess you’re right!” I saw the gratitude in his eyes for my interest. I hope he felt appreciated at that moment. I hope he remembers that God loves him and I do too.
I wish I’d thought to ask him if I could take his photo – maybe he would have liked that, but I was so awestruck by the intimate words he’d just shared that I didn’t think of it. We parted ways, after one little conversation, but I’ll never forget that look in his eyes. I won’t soon forget the face of a true servant that gave no regard to his own life to stand up for the safety of strangers.
Thank you, sir. You are part of what’s right in this world and I thank you for it.
All we have to do is get our eyes off of ourselves to see the good there still is in this world. We’ll see them – people of all colors, shapes, and sizes who are serving or have served the public on a daily basis with no regard for themselves. The servants and the ordinary folk making a difference every day.
Yes, we’ve got some major problems to solve in order to bring unity. I am hopeful because there are many positive stories and acts of pure humility and love all around us. The key is choosing to SEE them and then sharing that light with others. I’m going to continue looking for the light in the darkness. I’m going to go out of my way to find the good in this world and share it with others in person and online.
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