Today I’m finding God in Strangers by Igniter Media. (Film is embedded, below.) As I watched this film online last night, I was surprised by how quickly a deep well of grief–mixed with joy and awe–rose within me. It was a confusing blend of emotions, causing me to cry out to God.
It so clearly shows how Christians can touch and change the lives of others in simple, yet profound, ways. It illustrates how the smallest reflection of Christ in our lives may set in motion an unexpected chain of events.
Believers in Jesus often wonder how a sentence here or there, or one simple demonstration of God’s love, might impact someone else for the future. In most cases, we simply will not know the results. In heaven that may be revealed to us.
My grief was for moments when I know I’ve not acted Christ-like. I could so easily have turned someone away, instead of toward, the gospel. My joy and awe are in realizing that in moments when I have reflected God’s love, it’s possible that began the synchronization of events and people in amazing ways.
If you yourself are not yet a believer, this may cause you to reflect on times other people have shown God’s love to you. But as you accept Christ and follow him too, know that God’s purpose for you–and how YOU might affect the lives of others–may be far beyond anything you can imagine.
Get a hanky. I think you will be finding God in Strangers by Igniter Media.
On their website, Igniter Media states that their purpose is to “resource organizations and churches with media that declares the gospel of Jesus Christ and highlights the Truth found in the Bible”.
Laurie Winslow Sargent has been writing books and magazine articles for two decades. She writes about on faith, parenting, freelance writing and other topics. You can find out more about Laurie at www.ParentChildPlay.com.
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