Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Warm Words And A Sincere Smile

Years ago at a missionary conference in London, a gracious man with an inviting smile noticed a young boy standing alone looking puzzled. Softly he asked, "Would you like to be a missionary?"

"Oh yes," he answered, "yes, I would!"

And he did. He became one of the world's most famous missionaries as well as an explorer in Africa. Years later, David Livingstone said, "It was that smile, gentle question and expression of kindness that led me to become a missionary."

It is easy to overlook those who appear to be unimportant or seem to have no significance. We often consider them the "least in the Kingdom of God" assuming that they have little worth in serving the Lord.

Jesus picked men to be His disciples who were considered ordinary men. But those men preached sermons, wrote books, established the Church, grew the Kingdom and reached the world because Someone said, "Follow me!"

Prayer: Father, open our eyes to those around us who we may invite to work with us to reach the lost. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture: Matthew 28:19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

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