A woman approached me yesterday and asked if she could tell me something. So vague, I hesitantly said, "yes," (you just never know...) But what she wanted to share with me was that I seem different. She wanted remarked that I had changed, in some way that she couldn't quite articulate, but that I was calmer, more content, more at peace, more joyful and she thought I should know that others are seeing it.
I awkwardly thanked her for the compliment, not sure what to say, but as I walked away the words of Peter came to me...
Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. 1Peter 3:15
There are many things in my life who have contributed to creating the woman I am today, but none like God who used all things for my good.
It made me think of my baptism. Under the water I was so conscious of the choice I was committing myself to and then coming up from the water, drenched with Christ, I began a new life.
I prayed for my friends who recently have made their faith public thru their own baptisms, that they might be drenched in God's love, enough to shake some off to the world around them.
Walking away from that woman, I was a little disappointed that I did not give her an answer, but I was thoroughly thanking God for giving me the opportunity to see how good Christ looks on me.