Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing. Then they said among nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.” Psalm 126:2-3
It is been a year and 4 months now since God chose me to become His missionary and God has blessed me in many ways I cannot imagine. I want to tell you one of God’s blessing in my life as a missionary.
Summer was about to start in Korea around May that time when we went to Ansan but I still feel so cold, probably because I am new in this lovely country. And so we decided to stop over to a highway restaurant to time to grab some hearty breakfast and true to it, it’s really hearty since they handed us big bowls of noodle soup and a lot of side dishes. We talked, prayed, ate, and laughed together with my co-missionaries while eating. On the table next to us, there was a family as well who were eating and we casually smile at them. After I finished that delicious noodle soup, I went to the toilet and just when I was about to go out from a toilet, a girl approached me and said, “Hi”. I said, “Hello, Good morning to you”. I thought it will be that quick exchange of greetings but God is a God of perfect timing and He made all things beautiful in His time. She quickly added, “You must be a Christian since you smile a lot.” Wow, it is true that Christians are the happiest people on earth. My heart silently beamed with joy and I was thinking Oh! This is a God-given time to share! I introduced myself and said proudly, “Yes! I am a Christian, a Seventh-day Adventist Christian and I am a missionary from the Philippines!” She told me that she didn’t know about the Seventh-day Adventist, so I told her about us and what we believe especially the soon coming of our God. And after that, we exchanged some prayer requests and also emails and we separated with joy in our hearts with this new friendship in Christ. With just one smile! Yes , one simple smile! God will use that one smile to reach other people! There is no need for you to call them, no need them to ask them for a spare of their time, no need to grab their attention. A smile will tell them that you are happy in Christ, that amidst all these trials we have hope in this world, that despite all the confusions God is there to give you peace, and amidst the pains life may bring, God is there to give us happiness. A smile will tell of God’s love. I believe it is through God’s grace that He made an ordinary situation memorable and one simple smile, special!