I look past through time and see God's children who I could never imagine as friends, touching and changing my life. Their appearances were clearly no indicator! Smooth talkers have long since faded into the streets of life. Flamboyant dancers are doing their stuff on a different playground. Friends of God are here, quietly just doing the stuff.
I am finding it harder and harder to stay on course. It seems that the more I know; the more I see myself clearly in the mirror. My picture is clearer and then more clear. The sight is ugly! No, I am not cheating on my wife or doing drugs. I have something far worse; my world revolves around my self, I willingly exploit people for my own advantage, and I quietly work to make sure I always win. The more honest I am, the more I find it bizarre and unfathomable that God would care for one such as I. Is God being straight with me? It just cannot be, so the smooth-talking god within whispers to my troubled soul. The offer to continue my troubled path seems to make sense. The alternatives appear illogical. The truth is hard to find.
“Wise friends will rescue you from the Temptress – that smooth-talking Seductress who's faithless to the husband she married years ago, never gave a second thought to her promises before God.” (Proverbs 2.16,17) God puts them in your journey and mine as lifelines. Often, I try to ignore them, but God just steps past my moves and keeps the messages coming.
I find it easier to know who are the good guys versus the bad ones; the real measure appears based solely on their compassion for those around them. I usually do not want to deal with this, but then I experience God's touch – the act of mercy, of unconditional love, or forgiveness. God's angels are great! They come in all shapes, sizes, and ages. God and his friends are with you, looking to lend a hand. Look, His appearance will surprise you.