Finding Hope at the Mailbox

Sometimes God uses little things to say big things to us. In the last few weeks, I found some uplifting surprises at our mailbox. There was a small rock painted with the words Faith, Hope, Love. There was also a little bag of Easter candy with a inspirational note, and another handwritten note with encouraging words and a Bible verse on it. Each of these were from some of our neighborhood friends. What simple but wonderful acts of kindness.

It is easy to withdraw into self-pity these days. Instead of just feeling sorry for ourselves…What little things can you and I do to encourage other people in a big way? Instead of just praying mostly for ourselves, how about taking some time to pray for someone else that comes to your mind. Send a note or text, give them a phone call, etc… This would be a great time to let special people in your life know how much you appreciate or admire them. Everybody could use a little extra encouragement these days.

This is an important time for us to share the positive side of our faith. People are realizing the importance of believing in something bigger than themselves. What a opportunity for us to share the Love of Jesus with others, especially because Faith, Hope and Love lasts forever (1 Corinthians 13:13).

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