A member of my church came up to me and said thank you for greeting me the first time I came to this church.
It took me back. I consider myself naturally friendly. I love people. I draw from their energy.
What meant the most to me is how he said he does not get noticed by people and is often overlooked. I could hear in his voice that I was rare and being overlooked was the norm. But God led me to him and it made a difference. It caused him to keep attending my church which became our church when he became a member.
How often do people get overlooked because of the way they look or who they are. Too many times. I know I have experienced that and I have been guilty of that behavior. But you and I have to realize that God sees everyone.
I try my best to see people how God sees them. This is His Creation and it is up to all of us to value His people.
Through a simple hello and welcome to a stranger, God’s special creation was seen. And he remembered that small gesture. It touched my heart that something so little meant so much.
Keep this scripture in mind: But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”-1 Samuel 16:7