The Lord protects the simplehearted; when I was in great need, he saved me. (Ps. 116:6)

EVERY SUNDAY MARY enters the church foyer with a radiant smile. Then she greets everyone with a jubilant, “How ya doing? Lord bless you.” And when appropriate, “I’ll be praying for you.” People can’t help but welcome her with kind, encouraging words.

Mary is simplehearted and childlike in many of her ways. Even though she’s an adult, her understanding has not matured in the Lord. But she loves Jesus and people recognize it. It’s as if she’s still a new babe in Christ. Her excitement knows no bounds. Her mission: to share what she has been taught in a big way.

One Sunday the pastor, in his sermon, emphasized that it was important for each member in the congregation to go out and share with others what the Lord Jesus had done for them. How He suffered, died, and rose again. Mary went home and pondered that challenge. Then she announced to her mentor that she wanted to write a letter to her unsaved daughter.

She sent the letter the following day because Mary wanted her daughter to be in heaven with her someday, loving the Lord together with all their hearts.

As we walk into church this morning, let’s greet each other with smiles, words, and actions that reveal our commitment to the Lord.

Consider the ways you can love your fellow Christians.

Priscilla Tate Gilmore is a freelance writer in Salem, Oregon. She enjoys gardening and all types of crafts.