Monday, August 11, 2014

People Watching

Romans 7:15 (NLT) – I don’t really understand myself, for I want to do what is right, but I don’t do it.  Instead, I do what I hate.

I’m waiting in lines this morning at the airport:  bag drop, security and boarding.  I actually enjoy people watching.  All sorts of people are traveling, all shapes and sizes, all colors and styles, all ages and experience. 

My mind immediately categorizes.  Why can’t I stop this?  I know God looks at the heart and not external appearances.  I know He treasures each of His precious children.  Everyone has a story that I can’t see.  I don’t want to drop people in buckets.  I don’t want to feel superior, but I can’t seem to control my mind.  So this morning, as I catch myself making a quick judgment, I instead smile and pray for that person – for their struggles, for their trip, and for their heart to know they are loved.

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