As the rain was puling down, many faces were not happy nor smile in a cold and windy day. I greeted each one of them as I was standing besides a traffic post at an intersection under Brig-house sky station in Richmond. Many of them were polite, some of them were irritated, some brothers and sisters confirmed my work and encouraged me to continue to do so. Their kind and loving words always made me happy.
Then, I saw an old lady about 50 years old and about 5"8 high Her skin was brown with some wrinkles, an appearance of lot of hard laboring. Her face was down cast and her eyes were not far from the front of her feet. I concerned her heavy load at that moment. I spoke to her strongly in order to make sure that she would hear this message: " Jesus loves you and cares for you." She heard my words and lifted up her face towards me. She said to me, "I know that. Jesus is my Lord." a bright smile bloomed on her face when she said this. Her whole face were lit up. I could not describe what an amazing change on her face in that moment. From a downcast, brown emotion appearance to a bright sunshine like smile, my eyes were wet immediately. It was not because of the rain, it was not because I was overly happy, but I was convinced of the power of the name of Jesus, which had done such an amazing thing in one person's life. I witnessed it and enjoyed it. It meant so much to me. It gave me much a sold mind and faith to do this work in a cold raining day like this. For such a reward, where shall I get or enjoy if not in a work that the Lord has sent me to do?
May the Lord bless your heart, my readers or passerby The Name of Jesus Christ has the power to enlighten every human being on this magnificent planet. Remember this bright smile of this old lady. Though she might have had a lot of burdens or concerns or worries, whenever she hears the name of her Lord Jesus Christ, her whole body can light up. Without a laughing sound, without a short breath or a more pumping heart, her inner joy, truth, faith, and strength were displayed in harmony and in strength. Do you not want to have such a beautiful life while you are on this earth? Will you smile whenever you hear the name of the Lord Jesus Christ in a raining day like this? will you smile whenever you hear the Love of the Lord Jesus Christ?
May the Lord bless all of us and keep us in peace and strength. Amen.