One Smile For Good Measure

Something very interesting happened to me the other day - something that hasn't ever happened to me before.

I was going on post to shop at the commissary and stopped at the gate to have my ID checked. The gate guard took my card, looked at me, looked at my card, looked back at me and said:

"You have a beautiful smile."

Now, if this had not been a man old enough to be my grandfather, I might have been concerned. I just continued to smile and said: "Thank's the only one I have." He continued. "No, thank you for sharing it - not many people do when they drive through here." And then he sent me on my way, shocked, amazed and blessed all in one.

Psalm 42:11 says: Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.

When our heart attitude is right, it shows on our faces. When I am right in my end of my relationship with God, apparently it is reflected in my smile. And can't you truly tell when someone is faking their smile - no one is so good an actress that you can't tell what's happening behind a put-on smile.

The people we come in contact with every day should be able to tell immediately if we're happy in the Lord and resting in His love. If that doesn't make your smile glow, they'll begin to wonder if Christianity is really all it's cracked up to be. Are they truly saved if they can't even crack a smile?

Let the love of God shine through your smile today - you never know who may need it!


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