Filling Life's Potholes with God's Perfection

Perfection Road offers encouragement to those longing to live like Jesus,
so they may confidently travel the road toward God's perfect love.

Today is the Day!

In 1965 you may have been raising your children, or you may have just been a twinkle in your daddy’s eye. Me? I was in second grade. Civil Rights was in full swing, but I simply enjoyed playing on the swing set – oblivious to the chaos swirling through Alabama. Until … that day on the playground.

We hadn’t lived in Attalla very long, so I didn’t know many children. We didn’t stay there long enough to make many memories, but I do remember the day we all went outside for recess. Integration laws had just passed, and on the back steps of the school sat a little African-American girl with braided hair, a crisp new dress, and white frilly socks. While boys chased girls around the schoolyard, I watched the girl. She sat all alone. Scared. Lonely. There was no one else anywhere around that looked similar. I still remember how my heart hurt for her. I knew that feeling of not knowing anyone. I knew how it felt to be stared at, yet I was staring. I wanted to go over and talk to her, but I didn’t. I was afraid because I thought she might not want to talk to me because I was different. For some reason, our paths never crossed again. Our insecurities and fragile hearts caused two little girls to go without what they needed most – a new friend.

We all miss chances to make new friends, or renew old friendships.  Mostly, because we’re too busy thinking about our own hang-ups and to-do lists. Today, rather than beating ourselves up over missed opportunities, why don’t we all just take a minute to look around, and see who God puts in our thoughts or stands right in front of us. Go ahead! Be a friend! This is going to be a fun Tuesday!

 Encourage one another daily, as long as it is called “Today”.  – Hebrews 3:13

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