January 30, 2017

Drive Through Encounters

By: Amy Davidson [Kenton, TN]

McDonald’s® is an American staple.

Sixty cars an hour come through the drive-through with one to four people in each car—potentially 240 people per hour. At that rate, during a five-hour shift standing in one spot at the drive-through window, I come into contact with 1200 people.


Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
Matthew 5:16 (NIV)

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What do I represent when I serve people—from the teenager who wants his fries hot and his Hi-C® cold to the lonely retiree who doesn’t care as much about his senior discounted coffee as he does the interaction? As I go about my day, I try to be aware that every encounter is a divine appointment orchestrated by the Creator of the universe.


THINK ABOUT IT: Will the people you meet today see Jesus in you? Ask God to help you discover possibilities and purpose in every encounter.


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Act on It

Get together with church members and neighbors, and think of ways to make your church and town a refuge for people in need. If you have a chance to visit with refugees or the children of refugees, sit down and talk. They, like you, have stories that could change your life. Will you listen?

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