Tuesday I had a super rough day. I’ve been facing some hard stuff the last couple of years and recently had an experience that set me off big time. I’ve been dealing with the fallout and working to sort through the emotions and lessons. Some days I handle it pretty well. Some days… not so much.
Tuesday was a “not so much.”
The amazing thing, though; God is real and He’s watching.
I know this because on that very day two people reached out randomly and literally said, “I see you and love you.” Neither person is what I would call a close friend. One is a friend from church, the other an associate at work. Both are good people that I rarely talk with. Partly because of seasons of life, partly because of hectic schedules, partly because I’m a retreater.
They didn’t ask for more information or try to get me to share. They just let me know I’m important to them. My co-worker did not accept my, “I’m fine, how are you?” She just looked at me a moment and then said, “Can I give you a hug and pray with you?” And then she did exactly that. Right there in the reception area. She let me know that I was important enough for her to stop everything and ignore the hustle for a moment to reach out.
I am forever grateful.
My dear church friend reached out through text. Again, no expectation. Literally just, “I see you. I’m concerned. I miss your smile. I am thinking of you and praying for you.” So simple. So huge.
It just doesn’t take much at all to let one another know that God loves us.
I’ve been terrible about it lately. The reaching out thing. I’ve been so overwhelmed and afraid and wrapped up in my family. Trying to hold onto what matters most. Life is not easy for any of us.
But those little tender mercies make it all worthwhile.
God is real and He loves you.
He loves me.