The Lord’s smile is wide and bright. He is always smiling. He is always rejoicing and His joy is out of this world. Jesus smiles at everyone. He doesn’t frown and He doesn’t hate anyone. He is the King of love and the King of joy. We need to see Him that way. We need to see Him for who He is. His smile is healing and powerful. Jesus smiles. Yes, He does, friend. Today I want to reinforce the truth that we have a joyful God who wants us to spread His love and His joy. He is looking for people who will let His smile shine through. He wants to smile through you and me. He wants to touch the world with His smile. He desires for everyone to be impacted by His love and you and I can be major contributors to this distribution of love. We ought to keep that spiritual image of our smiling God. Too many people have been introduced to a God who punishes and who segregates. Too many words have been twisted and false doctrines and ideas have been formed despite the reality that Jesus is love. God is smiling today. God is smiling this very minute and someone needs His smile. Someone is looking for His love. Someone could be saved by His smile. We can be the vessels of His love and we can give Jesus a face so the world can see His truth. Let’s be the faces of the Lord. Let’s be the smiles that heal this hurting world.
First it is important that we learn that the Lord smiles at us. It is such a reassuring thought. It is a comforting truth that we should carry in our hearts. He is constantly smiling and inviting us into His joyful realm. When we are down, He smiles to bring us back to joy. When we are happy, He smiles and joins in our happiness. God smiles and everything changes. I have had many instances when I was a bit discouraged and during prayer I saw the Lord’s smile. I didn’t literally see His face but He showed me He was smiling by comforting me and giving me a major dose of hope. His smile is contagious. His smile is very special. His smile spells out love. His smile can change our moods and our days just like that. God doesn’t intend for any of us to be sad but life happens and circumstances can steal our smiles. However, for every stolen smile, there is a smile from Heaven that can make us forget the pain and suffering. Like the Bible says, “A glad heart makes a cheerful face” and God’s heart is definitely glad and His face is cheerful. Remember that He is smiling at you now because He loves you and rejoices over you all the time. There is nothing you can do that will make God stop loving you and smiling at you.
You probably know people who can use a smile today. You probably know people who are distraught and discouraged. They need the Lord’s smile. They need the power of His smile and you can help spread His cheer and bring peace back into those people’s lives. Keep smiling, friend! Keep embracing the Lord’s love and joy and keep spreading the peace. Your smile is crucial because it can make someone’s day. It is significant because it represents Jesus and it can be the only Jesus some people will ever know. Your smile matters. The Lord in you matters and people are longing to meet Him. Introduce Jesus to the world through your smile and through your positive disposition. There is Someone sacred and unique behind your smile. There is Jesus and He will show you what to do to assist someone who needs His smile. You can give hope. You can demonstrate that there is always a way and that Jesus is life. Don’t underestimate your smile. Let Jesus smile through you. Let His love flow through you. He is smiling at you so you can smile at others and heal them with His love. Keep smiling! May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!
Suggested reading: Zephaniah 3:17; Proverbs 15:13-14; 1 John 3:1