Smiles can come out of nowhere and catch you by surprise. Pleasant surprise.
I often stay up a little while after my husband with the light on to read or some such in bed. He graciously puts on a sleep mask and proceeds to enter the world of dreams. Sometimes he will start “awake” and say something to me, or ask a question (which usually makes me smile). And sometimes he’ll “wake,” smile at me, then turn over and go back to sleep.
Last night was such a night. He even added a kiss in my direction. There was no reason for it, nothing to precipitate it, he simply smiled at me. That smile made me feel special (the kiss that followed also helped) and, in turn, made me smile, too.
God uses smiles like that in my life to remind me that He Loves and cares for me. It could be a random stranger I walk past who flashes me a smile, or my one-year-old son’s grin as I walk into the room, or my husband starting from sleep to smile at me. God knew that a smile right then would make me feel special. I am thankful for how God works through smiles.