“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works,
and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” Matthew 5:16
I pray we don't go back to normal…
I pray that the next time a friend grabs me and pulls me in for a hug,
I actually take the time to appreciate the gift of their embrace.
I pray my children quickly forget "social distancing" and greet our friends,
neighbors, and family with exuberance instead of awkward suspicion.
I pray that when school resumes and people are dropping off their kids,
they take the time to thank the staff for the amazing gift that they are to our neighborhoods.
I pray that the next time I’m sitting in a crowded restaurant I take the time
to look around at the smiling faces, loud voices and thank God for the gift of community.
I pray that the next time I’m standing in church listening to the voices of praise
that I take a moment to thank God for the gifts of congregation and unity.
I pray that the next time I see a person or situation that needs prayer,
that I will pray as passionately and fervently as I have these past few weeks.
I pray that I see people’s need for Jesus’ friendship and cleansing through His saving grace,
and am willing to take the time to share how knowing Jesus personally has changed me.
I pray that we let our little lights shine!