Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.

Matthew 5:16 NKJV


A devotional for March 12th through March 18th


My husband and I were out doing errands last night.  After we left one place, we noticed 3 or 4 police cars that had pulled over a car.  We talked about how it couldn’t be good to have that many police cars show up for a traffic stop.  Then we talked about how sad the world is today.  So many people are making poor choices and the world seems to be spiraling out of control.

On our way home my husband decided to pull into Culver’s to get some ice cream.  It was late, after 8:30pm, but the place was very busy.  We ordered our ice cream and sat down at a table to enjoy the sweet treat.  As we began to eat, I happened to notice, and could hear the conversation, a table a couple down from ours.  There were two younger gentlemen sitting there waiting for their food having a pleasant conversation.

I noticed there were no curse words, nothing offensive sounding, just a pleasant conversation with some chuckles about what they were talking about.  Then their food arrived, and they referred to the gentleman who brought their food as “sir”, again a pleasantry I don’t hear often except from my husband.  Then they talked about who was going to pray and one proceeded to pray for their meal and time.  This is something I don’t see often.  My husband and I talked about it later and we felt bad because we had forgotten to pray before eating our treat.

This was a reminder that no matter who we are or where we are, others are watching.  Maybe not with their eyes as much as their ears.  What we do and what we say are noticed by those around us.  My husband and I were reminded not just that there are indeed still many good people in this world, but also that our actions, both good and bad, are seen by others.

Remember that no matter where you are or what you are doing, pray and let your actions speak to others and perhaps plant a seed that God can make grow for those who notice. 

Others notice us just like we notice others.  Let your actions speak of God and His infinite love and grace.

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