Every day we meet, bump into and work with, tens, hundreds, maybe even thousands of people. We exchange brief pleasantries, have deep and meaningful conversations as well as sit in silence alongside them. Every single day we encounter people, whether they be friends, family, colleagues, acquaintances or complete strangers. 

I recently read that ‘no meeting is a coincidence’. These every day encounters are not accidental, they are predestined and ordained by the God who created each and EVERY one of us. It strikes me that every meeting and every encounter is a God-given opportunity to share a snapshot of Jesus. The kind smile, the helpful gesture, the listening ear, the word of encouragement, the offer to pray.

What snapshots of Jesus do we ‘hand-out’? What images of Jesus are we giving to the people around us that we ‘bump into’ each and every day? 

I challenge you this week to start your day considering the snapshots of Jesus that you portray. What do they look like? Are they a true likeness of Jesus? 

“And He said to them, Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to all creation.” Mark 16:15