On our journey of life
We encounter trouble and strife
And yet a chance encounter brings to mind
That along our way happiness we find.
Some encounters make us stop and think
How blessed we are and from life we must not
For trials come to make us strong
As we overcome seeking to do no wrong.
At unexpected times
An angel comes into view
Bringing a smile to our face
As lonely feelings they erase.
Such a chance encounter came to me
As I opened my heart to share
Friendship to one standing there
Who was an angel I could see
Because she offered friendship back to me.
Dear Lord, Your Word have I hid in my soul
So as I meet someone bearing a heavy load
I can share the certainty that You care
And all their burdens willingly share.
Lord, make me an instrument of Your love
So I may be a blessing to chance encounters
coming my way
Bringing a bit of sunshine their way
Lifting their spirit and mine as well
As the gloom of doubt and fear You dispel.
Many chance encounters in the Bible are found
Where changes in lives were made
As Christ showed His spirit of caring
While His precious love sharing.
Lord, thank You for chance encounters You send
That remind me of how You care for me
By sending a new and precious friend,
Unknown at the time
But who offers just what I need.
If I will only take the time and heed
The chance of lasting friendship
To build and grow
As love to them I show.
ŠJane Ward Smith
November 8, 2007