When I was driving home after church and lunch with friends, I spotted a young man walking slowly, arms outstretched to his side, eyes gazing upward. I slowed as I approached and rolled my window down. He was singing to God! I did not recognize the song from what little I heard as I passed, and maybe it was a song he was creating in the moment.
What I found moving was the fact that he was not inhibited in giving praise. He did not think, "I should be quiet as others may think I am crazy." He followed his feelings in that moment to give thanks to his Lord.
It touched me.
How often do we avoid even speaking of our beliefs, our Lord, afraid we might be judged. Why should we be fearful to be judged as religious, "Jesus freaks," Bible thumpers?
Why should we avoid sharing our faith, living our faith?
I plan to be more open more often as to my love of Jesus, of God. I am always thankful, but now I hope to make others be thankful as well.
Maybe I can help them to see and appreciate the world God gave us by using my photography?
By being compassionate, caring and sharing maybe I can be an example for others to lead a Christian life?
It doesn't matter that others judge us, for the only judgement that should mean anything to us is that by God.