“When you see a person without a smile give him yours.” – Zig Ziglar
Have you noticed the lack of smiles on faces in the crowd? No doubt it is due in part to the pressures of the day; the daily “grind of life.” People are facing an enormous amount of pressure in our society. According to an article in USA Today, 35% of Americans say their stress level increased in the past year. There are many factors contributing to this situation. It can be caused from financial, relational, or familial problems as well as a multiplicity of other dilemmas.
People are unhappy with their present situation and often resorting to a myriad of supposed remedies for their problems. They sometimes try everything from changing jobs to changing spouses. They often experiment with alcohol and drugs or simply busy themselves with activities that leave them empty and longing for more.
Sadly, there are also those who have tried religion with it leaving them no less fulfilled. They found religion when what they really needed was relationship. Innate within the soul of every man, woman, boy, and girl is a void that only its maker can fill. Once that emptiness has been inhabited, the individual will know a satisfaction like none other. Scripture refers to it as joy that is “unspeakable” (1 Pet. 1:8). There are simply no words adequate to explain this joy. If you have not experienced this kind of happiness, we invite you to join us to find out more. Please check the Events page to view meeting times and locations.
I leave you with a simple experiment to try. As you go amidst the furrowed brows and frowns, just offer them the rarity of a contagious smile. It will be a welcome sight and one that will likely be returned. A smile alone can make quite a difference!
….”happy is that people whose God is the Lord.” – Ps. 144:15