by Darla Noble
In the morning sow your seed, and in the evening don’t withhold your hand; for you don’t know which will prosper, whether this or that, or whether they both will be equally good.
Keith was the kind of kid you just couldn’t really get a ‘good read’ on. He never seemed to be listening in Sunday school or children’s church. In fact, you usually got the impression that his mind was in another world. He was never disruptive or naughty. He just never offered to participate in reading or answering questions. BUT when it came time to do anything like a worksheet, his paper always had all the right answers. And if I called on him, he never missed a beat. He always had the answer I was looking for.
Keith may have been writing on the bottom of his shoe, tearing a tissue into a million little pieces, or counting the pages in his Bible-anything but what we were doing. But just because he didn’t appear to be paying attention, obviously didn’t mean he wasn’t.
The moral of this story is: Don’t ever think what you do, what you say, or how you act isn’t leaving an impression on someone. Just because they don’t appear to be paying attention doesn’t mean they aren’t. Be the Jesus people need to see, hear, and experience, knowing Jesus can do the rest.
God, help me see everyone as precious in Your sight. And worth my time and effort in sharing You with them. In Jesus’ Name, I pray, Amen.