People Are Watching

For the most part, I prefer to go through life unnoticed and invisible, but whether I like it or not, people are watching. The week before we moved away, a woman at church, who had been sitting in front of me for 3 years, told me how much she would miss me. In my mind, I was thinking will she even notice? If anything, I thought she would be glad my noisy, bickering, fidgeting children would no longer distract her.  For all this time, we have barely spoken more than pleasantries, but she said she appreciated how I brought the children week after week the year my husband was stationed in Korea. She called me strong.

I am not strong, but unbeknownst to me, she could see Jesus’ strength in me and it strengthened her.

Maybe my quiet perseverance causes someone to persevere.

Maybe not grumbling allows someone to see my faith.

Maybe my patience is the grace someone needed.

Maybe someone can believe God loves them because I demonstrated His love.

lighthouseDoes anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket? …Let you light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works and glorify God who is in heaven. Matthew 5: 15-16 

2 thoughts on “People Are Watching

  1. Well said, and absolutely beautiful, Lynn. And also very convicting.

    I love how God is using you through this blog. God’s wisdom shines through you.

    Love you, dear friend.



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