“While they were still talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, ‘Peace be with you.’ They were startled and frightened, thinking they saw a ghost.” Luke 24:36-37
PB’s dad was a man of prayer. Some of my favorite memories of my father-in-law involve him praying. He “prayed in” the new year on New Year’s Eve. He prayed over our babies at their dedications. He prayed in restaurants.
I don’t know how he did it, but Dad O. had a knack for timing his prayer right as the waitress came to take our order. As she approached our table, he would say something like, “And Lord, thank You for our waitress. Bless her as she serves us today. Help us to also be a blessing to her, letting her know she’s appreciated.” Many times, we would open our eyes and lift our heads to see a shocked look and sometimes, tears. The presence of God was tangible around those diner tables.
Then he would leave a big tip.
God loves it when we talk to Him about people.
God loves it when we talk to people about Him.
When the disciples talked about Jesus,
He came and stood in their midst.
The presence of Jesus comes to us,
not just when we talk TO Him,
but also when we talk ABOUT Him.
When we talk about the Lord to each other,
He listens in and comes alongside,
bringing His peace.
“Then those who feared the Lord talked with each other,
and the Lord listened and heard.”