Have a Good Day, Ma'am!
By: Katherine Kehler Share page

 "You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden.” Matthew 5:14 

Burr! What a cold, stormy, rainy day. I ran quickly to pick up the empty garbage can. I didn’t want to have it rolling around on the road or have the wind pick up the lid and deposit it in one of our neighbor’s yards. 

As I leaned over to pick it up, I heard someone say, “Have a good day, Ma’am!”  I looked up and saw the smiling face of a young man standing on the back ledge of the garbage truck. He had thrown garbage into the truck all morning, had been subject to the driving rain and cold-- but still had a great attitude for the people he served. 

Having someone greet me in such a friendly way made my day.  I waved and walked back to the house with a big smile on my face too.

Recently, we were having dinner with friends. I noticed that our conversation was drifting to the dark things that were happening in the world. So I told them about an exciting e-mail I had just received—from a woman who had read the gospel on our website and wrote that even though she'd had head knowledge about God, she'd never before realized that God wanted a personal relationship with her.  She had received Jesus as her Savior and Lord.

Soon we were telling each other “God stories” -- about miracles and changed lives. These good stories always encourage us. 

Christians could be telling their friends, family and others “Good News” all the time.  A smile, a friendly greeting, a gift of kindness, a “God” story or sharing the gospel all help bring light into people’s lives. Today let’s make a point of being a bearer of good news.

Father, there is darkness all around us, but you are the Light of the World. You are doing so many miracles every day.  Help us to bring this “good news” to our sphere of influence. Amen

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