I don’t know about you, but when I’m sitting somewhere waiting for someone or something and I have cars going by in my view….I always think about the people inside of them. Who are they? Where are they going? What are their lives like? Are they happy?
I wonder about God and how He can keep track of all the details in all of our lives. So many details.
It’s amazing to me that so many people can be living so many different lives all at the same time.
And I look at the cars again. I think about the people I come into contact with every day and how clueless I am as to their state of mind. I have no idea what they’ve been through in their lives. I don’t know how their day has been or how people in their life have treated them. I don’t know what is going on inside of their heart.
But God does. And I’m so thankful for that.
Because we can go into the grocery store and be so careless and cavalier about the people whose path we cross. We don’t even see some of them. We’re in our own world. Doing our own thing.
What if we stopped long enough to care about them? Smile at them? Touch them with a gentle hand and let them know they matter? What if we said a prayer for them? What if, we actually took a moment to realize they have a life that matters to them. Details that matter to them. People that matter to them. And just like us, they have bad days, hurt feelings, distracted thoughts, and careless words?
Our lives aren’t the only lives that matter. We all matter. Each one of us.