All it takes is a hug, a smile, a listening ear or a shoulder to lean on. Words are not always needed. I learned that last night when my best friend told me she wanted to end her life. Rushing over to her house, my mind went into overdrive. I thought about her two little girls, her laugh and her smile. I prayed for peace, for God to wrap His arm over her and pour His love on her.
When I walked into the door she shrieked and hugged me so tight I couldnt breathe……..she cried saying she didnt think I was going to come. I just sat and listened while she talked. Like magic all the pain she was suffering lifted off her body.
We as Christians tend to think that we have to talk to show love and support when in all reality our very presence and God in our corner can change the lives of those that are lost and trapped by satan.
We don’t need to be perfect, quote bible verses of give huge lectures about a person’s life to save someone. Yesterday, I saved a Child of God, a woman, mother of 2. She thanked God for His mercy and woke this morning better than the day before. I thank God for His glory and salvation. I went to her let her hug me. Held her and listened.
Challenge to you readers…………How will YOU save a life today?
Today I saw peace. I was chosen to glimpse into heaven and see the world for what God had destined it to be. My troubles didn’t matter as I boarded the subway and rode with 50 other bodies. Faces full of pain, lack of sleep and anger. As I listened to Kirk Franklin’s “Today” the dancer in my flared to life. I began to lip-sync and dance in place. Eyes closed I thanked God for His mercy and glory. Unbeknownst to me I was being watched by a woman lucky enough to have grabbed a seat. Our eyes met and she smiled and mouthed “Thank You”.
She left at the next stop and I continued on my way to my destination. God is amazing in His glory. I am far from perfect and I make some terrible mistakes but man oh man does He use me for His glory. See, we never really know what happens to a person. We never know how we truly influence someone. I am not proud of my past or present mistakes BUT I am proud of how I use the outcomes.
A lot of people all over the world get discourage by other Christians because of their past. If a single mother, like me, can put a smile on a strangers face all because I silently gave praise to God in a public place then I wonder what I could do if I opened my mouth.
I will share my stories and experience with all those willing to listen. All I ask for is prayer. “Today, I think I feel the weather change. Think I felt my last drop of rain……….TODAY” Changing for the Glory never felt so good!