My summer job allows me to turn up the Christian radio and sip on my coffee as I spend the mornings driving all over town making deliveries.
Those closest to me know that I’m not a huge fan of driving, so this job is definitely God’s way of pushing me out of my comfort zone.
Anyway, for the past couple of weeks I’ve been seeing this bold, purple Ford GT (I think) in different parts of town. It’s not a soft purple either, it’s about as strong and vivid as the skin on the ripest eggplant you’ve ever seen. Not to mention, purple is my favorite color, so the car is definitely hard to miss.
I even saw it this morning, and I can’t help but believe it’s the same car.
Why am I telling you this, you wonder?
After watching the violet beauty speed by me down the road, I felt God minister to my heart. The Father reminded me that we don’t even realize how many of the same people we cross paths with on a daily basis.
People we don’t even take notice of. And why should we, we don’t know them?
But God knows them. Not only is He aware of every random face we see, He knows all about them and more importantly, He cares about them.
The woman you brushed by with your shopping cart? He loves her.
The guy that handed you your food at the drive-thru? He’s ministering to him.
The child that obnoxiously screams in the restaurant? He wants to soothe.
The stranger who started following you on Instagram? He knows them.
The couple who just got married, or the teenager who just graduated high school, God is present and His spirit is working in their lives because He cares for them and loves them.
I’m glad I can rest in the fact that the Father pays attention to all, not just the people that know Him personally. We should follow His example and treat everyone as if we already know their whole story and love them as a result.
John 13:34, Psalm 139:13-15, John 14:18