Earlier this week I was approached by a man while I was at work. I was focused on doing my assigned duties outside at work while I was approached by this person. He came up to me and greeted me with a kindhearted “hello” and asked me how I was. I then smiled back and told him a vague/cliche answer and responded with “I’m good.” I then asked him how he was and he responded with something along the lines of “I’m well, i’m just thankful to be alive. God woke me up this morning so I am happy.” I then responded with “that is definitely something to smile about!”
I felt inspired by how friendly and how open he was about his faith. This short and simple encounter I had with this man was definitely the highlight of my week just because of how nice he was. I’ve come to realize that there are a lot of people that we will come across throughout life, and for the most part we may never get to see them again. I truly believe that the brief moments and conversations we have with others about God connects us. I believe that the conversations and encounters that have ended are not completely over. I truly believe that you will see these people again in heaven, and you will pick up from the last time you spoke. I know it may sound a little weird to think that far ahead because so many of us are just focused on whats going to happen on earth, but I feel like heaven is a lot closer than we think. Sometimes I think about how things will be once we are no longer here on earth, and I find it a little scary to think about the unknown.
What i’m trying to get at with all of this is that - our time is limited here on earth. Sometimes we think we have all of the time in the world. With all of the other priorities that we have going on we don’t always have the time to spend with every single person that we would like to spend it with. I truly believe that even though we may not have the time to see them again here on earth, we will see them again once we cross over. I’m not sure if all of this makes sense, I may sound a little crazy for writing this out loud but I hope whoever reads this can kind of get what i’m trying to say.
I feel like our time here on earth is so limited and only so many people are meant to be in our life for so long. We meet so many people along the way that we may never truly get to know or even meet again. We can only trust that God will put the right people in our life at the right time, and whoever is meant to be in our life will be. For the rest of the people that walk in and out of our life, we will see them again.