Day Ten: Love Says Hello

I like people.

There. Isn’t that a good blog?

No, really. I just like people.

My daddy has never met a stranger. And I am my father’s daughter. I can strike up a conversation anywhere.

Some might say it’s the Bill Rhodes in me. Maybe it’s the “down south” in me.

But this morning, I’d like to think it is the Jesus in me. He was quite the conversation starter, too.

A woman from Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, ‘Give me a drink.’ The Samaritan woman said to him, ‘How is it that you, a Jew, ask a drink from me, a woman of Samaria?’ For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans. John 4:7,8

Mmm. By far one of my favorite stories in the Holy Book. Ahh. Love it. If you have time, go read it all…

I love this passage for numerous reasons, but this morning I love it because Jesus says hello. Well really He asked for a drink, but you get what I’m saying.

He spoke to her. He struck up a life-changing conversation. Little did she know that day this she would meet her Savior. At a well.

Day Ten: Love Says Hello

Do you know that you are God’s representative? Everywhere you go? Every place you step your foot is a mission field. The clerk who rings you up at Target. The man pumping gas across from you. The lady exercising on the elliptical trainer next to you at the gym. One of these people might need a little Jesus lovin’. And His vessel of choice is you.

Today, say hello. Like Jesus, let’s strike up a conversation. Sow a little seed in a heart you don’t know. Offer a compliment. Give a word of affirmation. Be Jesus at the well…or the water cooler. Don’t be shy. God can use us in unimaginable ways if we let Him.

One Jesus infused “hello” can change someone’s day.

{Do you have a story to share about a time you struck up a “God conversation” with someone?}

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5 thoughts on “Day Ten: Love Says Hello

  1. I love this! It's so true! Sadly I am not a people person 😦 I don't like people 😦 oh that is so yucky to even say 😦 honestly, it's sin! I am to be a light for my Savior, and He loves people! Shame on me, thank you for the Truth today 🙂 have a fantastic weekend :)P.s. I have been following along this month and have been so blessed by your posts 🙂 thanks for being an encouragement! I have been out of the bloggy world for a bit, so many changes around here and been so busy, but I am trying to get back into reading at least 🙂

  2. Hey Becky,I have been trying to catch up on your blog today. I have to say that I think I am a people person. I really do like people, but I don't always say hello. Sometimes I like to be by myself even in a crowd. God makes me say hello at times. One time he made me say hello when I didn't feel like it and it turned into a witnessing opportunity to an atheist! I know I need to say hello more even when I don't feel like it. Thanks for the reminder that love says hello. Love you!

I means so much to hear from you!

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