Standing Out

With spring being around the corner, the changes that this season brings stand out around us.  The longer days allow for our enjoyment in the warm air.  New buds appear on the branches of trees and bushes.  Birds awaken us with their early songs while geese approach us aggressively as they squawk loudly. 

So, in what ways have you brought change to our work environment here within the walls of this building?  How do you stand out?  I stand out—definitely physically, and I do not deny it.  There have been many times when I have received peculiar looks from others as they observe me performing daily activities, such as walking, sitting, and carrying objects.  However, it has been through these unique encounters in which I have acquired a more intimate encounter with individuals, empathizing and encouraging them through their own personal struggles. 

As we go before the Lord now, reflect on the opportunities He has given you to stand out:

Gracious God, thank You for the ways You stand out in each of our lives.  Thank You for the changes You bring to each season of our lives.  Give us the courage to further stand out as we strive to make a difference for others.  In Your name I pray, Amen.

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