by Jena Kleinpeter
Ps 5:8 Lead me in the right path, O Lord, or my enemies will conquer me. Make your way plain for me to follow.
It is difficult to know what to say when a stranger strikes up a conversation. I am reluctant to respond to life questions when I am not aware of a person’s beliefs. I always pray God will show me their need and give me words that will help instead of hurt.
While waiting for someone to service my car at the dealership, I sat next to a woman who appeared to be my age—over 60. I smiled and said, “Good morning.” Our conversation revealed that after twice widowed, she wanted more interaction with others. I gave her a pen with my church’s information and told her if she needed anything to call, or better yet, come visit us.
The following week, I went to the pharmacy to pick up medicine for my husband. I was eager to finish my errands, but decided not to use the drive-thru. Before I reached the door, I heard someone call my name. Turning to look, it surprised me to see the woman from the waiting room. I felt led to invite her to my Prime Timers Saturday evening “Meal and Movie.”
She responded, “I’ve been looking for a Christian group to fellowship with.”
We said in unison, “It’s meant to be.”
She not only came to the fellowship, she brought a friend. The first person she saw was a couple that lives on her street. Again, we said in unison, “It was meant to be.”
Being sensitive to God’s guidance is vital when dealing with people in need.
Edited by Teena Myers, SCW Chairman
Jena Kleinpeter‘s Word of the Day is a work in progress. She hopes to publish a 365 day devotional on the book of Psalms. Visit https://jenakleinpeter.com/ for more devotions in Psalms.