I can see that it is easy to become hard-hearted in this world. Take London commuters. Never has there been a more miserable bunch of people! Everyone desperate to avoid eye contact, people squash close to each other but try not to touch each other. No one exchanges a smile or even a word of acknowledgement. Everyone just wants to get to their destination.
In this environment people do seem to be out for themselves, not even offering a seat for a pregnant lady and pushing past you so they get on the train. I think this is a horrible way to behave but, if I did the commute regularly, maybe I would become like them. When everyone is doing it around you, it’s hard not to join them.
I was about to travel on the Eurostar for the first time to Paris. I had a large suitcase! I was staying for a week’s vacation, but more importantly I was going to a dear friend’s wedding and I was responsible for doing three of her bridesmaid’s hair. I am not a professional, so I had packed everything I could think of to make these ladies’ hair beautiful.
I had to lug this suitcase through London Waterloo. It was not peek time but I still expected travelers to be ignorant. London Waterloo has so many stairs it’s not funny. I prayed that I’d make it. I prayed that God would help me through this huge train station and I would catch the Eurostar on time.
God blessed me so much. Not one, but three people helped me with my suitcase. Two men and a lady, who I had to comment was very strong for being so dainty. It felt like there were angels at Waterloo.
These people amongst the miserable commuters stood out. Their acts of kindness are remembered a decade later.
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
Just like these angels in London Waterloo, it is so important to stand out for Jesus. Not be swept away by the ugliness of the world. Stand out and be different. Show acts of kindness in the name of the Lord Jesus and let our light shine.
Thanks to Susan Dreyer for her awesome London Waterloo Photos