Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven (Matthew 5:16).
Moving and making friends in a new congregation is tough! That’s when Jenny became my “shining light.”
The day we joined our new church, many people said “welcome,” but Jenny’s greeting included an invitation to the church picnic; “It will be a good place to meet people.” Could she see how we were missing our old friends and longing to build relationships in our new church home?
The next Sunday, Jenny gave a small wave on the way to her pew. I said a little prayer of thanks for that small gesture of friendship.
When I stepped out of my comfort zone and showed up at their LWML meeting, there was Jenny! After introductions, she escorted me to the refreshment area, asking about my favorite soda so they would have it next time.
Jenny truly reflects the love of Jesus in her small acts — acts that aren’t so small to those who receive her kindness.
“Thus says the Lord of hosts, … show kindness and mercy to one another,” (Zechariah 7:9).