As I was walking into Walmart after church one day, I found myself entering on the heels of four teenage boys – laughing and decked out in low-riding jeans and tattoos.
I found myself overwhelmed with the Love of God for them. So much so, that I felt that I should tell them how much He loved them.
But, as we walked into the main entrance and began to separate, I kept silent. They went to the left and I went to the right.
Feeling a little guilty, I said to the Lord, “Okay, if You want me to tell them You love them…bring them across my path again, Lord!”
Well, within 10 minutes, there they were walking almost beside me as I was going down an aisle!
I walked into the middle of them, smiled, and said, “As I was walking behind you as we were coming into the store, I was overwhelmed with the Love that God has for you! He wants you to know that He loves you very much! Have a great day!”
As I was walking away, I heard one of them yell after me, “Thank you!”
Later, as I was in the car, I began thinking that I should have talked to them longer. I should have found out if they knew Jesus. I should have…
But, then the Lord interrupted my thoughts. I heard Him say in His quiet, loving voice, “No, I just wanted them to know I loved them.“
Sometimes we try and complicate and over-think things. Sometimes He just wants us to let people know that He loves them…