A little friend

“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” ~ Genesis 1:27

Amazing is the way in which we can be introduced to friends or people who add a different hue to our lives. This little girl lived at the construction site that is near our office. Sand and stones were her toys. While passing by, occasionally we would give her a packet of biscuits or some buns. Beaming with a smile she would run up to her sister and share the goodies she got. From then onwards, every time she saw us, she would call out to her sister trying to get her attention so as to look at us. Giggling and pointing a finger at us, she would wave her hands, saying ‘Bye….bye…’ So we would respond. Then she would do it again. This would go on until we got out of her sight. Turning back, we would see her still standing there waving at us.

This little girl was from a different cultural background, language, economical status and even of a different age, but we could still connect through a simple gesture. She added a different hue to our lives….a smile that refreshed us after a hard day’s work.

The Bible speaks of man being created in the image of God. Every individual has been made by God as unique and special; created to be loved and appreciated. If only we look at others through God’s eyes, we would see them, know them and understand them the right way. Let’s take an honest look at ourselves. How often we are driven by prejudice, hatred and our ‘clannish’ instinct to hang around with ‘our kind’ of people. We feel uncomfortable to mix around with people unlike us; that’s because we’ve already drawn up conclusions about them. In doing so, we lose out on meeting people who can enrich our lives in myriad ways. Let’s be open minded and considerate toward others, seeing them through God’s eyes.

“Dear Jesus, thank you for creating me to be unique and special. Help me see others as You see them. May I add a beautiful hue to their life, enriching it someway. Amen.”

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