let your smile cheer the downtrodden.
How often does God give the opportunity to encourage the hurting? How many moments in a week has He given to demonstrate Jesus to the weary?
Absorbed with busy living the faces of those who pass by are not noticed. Schedules and deadlines consume our thoughts causing visual blindness.
If you took the occasion to look at people, then extended a genuine smile, the opportunity God is seeking to plant a seed is realized. He notices those who are hurting and empty, and He’s looking for willing participants to be His hands and feet of hope.
Smile and keep on smiling. It lifts burdens and strengthens the disheartened. One act of kindness in the hands of God cannot be measured.
10 Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the LORD, who has compassion on you.
Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.
Or do you think lightly of the riches of His kindness and tolerance and patience, not knowing that the kindness of God leads you to repentance?