You ever go to a mall or to somewhere like the State Fair, sit on the bench, and just watch people walk by or observe them interacting with others? You might wonder why they chose to wear the outfit they have on, or who convinced them to get that particular haircut, or how they ended up with that other person they’re with. You might even be trying to get in their head and wonder what thoughts are going through their head…are they happy, sad, depressed, etc. Lots and lots of different thoughts run through your head as you people watch. In Matthew 9:36 below, I want each of us to take to heart what Jesus saw when He was people watching. What did He see? Now, what’ll you attempt to look for next time you choose to people watch? If the Lord is nudging you to interact with them, then will you choose to be obedient and see where the conversation will lead to?
Practicing His Presence,
Matthew 9:36 (NLT) When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them because they were confused and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.
Nate Smith is a college baseball and football coach, a husband, a father of 6 girls, grandpa to 3 granddaughters, a police chaplain, and has a passion to see men grow in Christ.
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