“There-ness”

 

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Say “hello.” Say “hi.” Say “good day.” Say “good morning.” These are simple greetings that can make or lift someone’s day. Do you know greetings are very important? One reason they exists is to acknowledge the ‘there-ness’ of an individual. Jesus talked about greeting one another. On one occasion He said to greet one another with an holy kiss. Surely, He didn’t mean every time we see each other to kiss one another, but to greet with the spirit of love, caring, respect, and gentleness as He does us.

Simply acknowledging the ‘there-ness’ of a person lets them know  they are not being ignored, they matter. We can be grateful God acknowledges us and wants us to know we matter with His greetings of love, mercy, and grace everyday. So go ahead today, say hello, hi, good day, good morning to someone, and let them know you appreciate their “there-ness.” Who knows… you might just be that someone God chooses to lift or touch a person life in a special way. Hello.

“And behold, Jesus met them and said, “Greetings!” And they came up and took hold of his feet and worshiped him.” (Matthew 28:9)

“And he came to her and said, “Greetings, O favored one, the Lord is with you!” (Luke 1:28)

“Greet one another with the kiss of love. Peace to all of you who are in Christ.” (1 Peter 5:14)

I will keep on thanking God for His greeting of love everyday.  By Hertistine Washington/keeponthanking.com

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