Have you ever witnessed something that made your day? Something that made you happy inside and outside. This happened to me last Saturday. I was on my way to an early meeting and the streets were empty. I was driving to the meeting with my music on, windows down, and then it happened. I was at a red light and I was the only one at the intersection. I saw a man walking on the sidewalk towards my direction. When he got to the intersection he stopped and a few minutes later yelled, “you got a light?” I smiled and shook my head no. Then he raised his arms and said, “Well, Praise the Lord, I woke up today.” Then he walked away. I wish I had thought of it sooner, but I took a picture of him as he walked away.
After my meeting I met a friend for lunch and I witnessed a young couple saying Grace before their meal. I smiled because in just a few short hours I witnessed a man giving Praise and a couple giving thanks. It felt like I ran into some relatives. Wait… we are related aren’t we?
Brothers and sisters, God loves you, and we know that He has chosen you to be His people. I Thessalonians 1:4
Maybe God sent those people to me as a reminder that His people are everywhere. He’s everywhere. Maybe it was a test to see if I was going to judge the man and ignore him. Maybe it was a reminder from God that we’re all His children. Even the man on the corner.
A lot of people probably would have ignored the man and maybe on a different day I would have. I’m glad I didn’t ignore him. He asked me for a light and ended up sharing his with me. Do you have a light?