Book: Proverbs 16
“When the king smiles, there is life; his favor refreshes like a spring rain.”
Did you know that your simple smile can make a difference in someone else’s life? This is especially true for those who you’re responsible to or spend time with. In fact your smile could even bring encouragement to those who see you but don’t know you.
In the time of king Solomon, it was very important that those who came into the king’s presence received a positive greeting from the king or they might loose their head. You will remember the story of Esther who had to go into the presence of the king to request that her life and the life of her people be spared. Esther 4:15-16 says, “Then Esther sent this reply to Mordecai: 16 “Go and gather together all the Jews of Susa and fast for me. Do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. My maids and I do the same. And then, though it is against the law, I will go in to see the king. If I must die, I must die.” If the King was not pleased to see her (Smile) she would have been executed. The king was pleased to see Esther and was willing to grant her wish. That not only made Esther’s day but impacted the nation!
In your home, work, ministry or recreation you have the opportunity to invigorate others lives by simply smiling at them. Your simple facial expression could change their action, attitude or their own expression to others. Smiles tend to draw people together.
God told Moses to tell Aaron and his sons to pray a blessing over the people in Numbers 6:24-26, “May the LORD bless you and protect you. May the LORD smile on you and be gracious to you. May the LORD show you his favor and give you his peace.” Since God smiles on you and me, should we not smile on others?
How would people you work with or encounter regularly describe you? Would they say that you encourage them with a smile? Become one who reflects God to others by smiling!