I was just thinking about seeing people at church last night and how there are so many people I don't really know but I love their faces. There are people there with the kindest faces. They always smile at me and they just exude love. My Pastors are like that too. There's this one African-American lady that has braces and she always smiles really sweet and she is just gorgeous to me! Then there's this other lady that sings in the choir and I saw her up close for the first time last night and she is amazingly gorgeous. Neither one of these people are perfect looking. But to me, they are beautiful.
It got me to thinking...do I have a kind face? (That's a rhetorical question, don't answer it. :) What can I do to exude love? I want people to look at me and see Jesus. Sometimes I have the most horrible thoughts about people - I'll admit that. I am so critical and imperfect. I have to pray about that daily. I pray God give me love. Give me love. He does. But I'm still so imperfect. I want to see the good in people instead of seeing flaws. I want to have a kind heart. I want to have a heart full of love. After all, if I don't have love, I might as well not even call myself a Christian. (Remember my layout the other day about I Corinthians 13?)
I hope the next time you see me, I have a kind face. But I also hope that I have a kind face to all the people I don't know. The people that I pass in Walmart, at the gas station, etc. - those are the ones who might really need to see God's love through me.
Just some random thoughts running around in my head today....