For about 4 more weeks I’m driving from Lynchburg to UVA for CPE.  It’s about an hour drive each way. Most evenings on the drive back to Lynchburg on Route 29, somewhere around entering Nelson County, there is a man standing in the median on the road.  He stands there most evenings when I drive through.  He stands there and when each car, both 29 northbound and southbound, he will face that car, smile, and wave as if he knows each person that is passing him.

Today, I waved and smiled back.

I don’t know why he does this everyday, though I think it would be interesting to talk to him and find out.  But, what a difference he is making everyday! And he’s doing in a no-budget kind of way.  Something so simple, yet so powerful.

What if our churches were more like this man?  Giving the world that passes them by a smile everyday.