Friday, June 15, 2012
Wear Hope. Share Hope.
I was surprised when the young man working behind the counter at the mail house motioned for me to stay until the others customers left.
" Thank you," he said.
"For what?" I asked.
"For your timely words the last time you came in...and for the bracelet," he said. "I already gave it away to someone else who needed to know that God is bigger than any problem."
As usual we chatted for a few minutes and before I left I handed him another "immeasurably more" bracelet to wear or share.
Looking back, I never dreamed the tape measure bracelets my friend and I had custom made for student's to wear to remind them of the school's theme verse Ephesians 3:20, "Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than we ask or imagine according to His power at work within you," would expand into a daily way for me to wear and share the hope, that God is bigger.
I've handed out "immeasurably more" bracelets to hundreds of people from random strangers who asked about my bracelet to women sitting next to me at a mammogram or executives on an airplane.
People in need of hope are everywhere. God can and will transform anything in our lives-people, places, possessions, and personal life experiences into hope for others. Be willing to let Him. Wear hope daily through a smile or encouraging word. Invite God to show you how to share hope with someone in need today.
If you need a bracelet, let me know.