Faith Focus: The eyes of Texas are upon you

Every other month, a group of men from Buckner Villas in Austin, Texas, meets with Hill & Wilkinson General Contractors, the Richardson-based company managing the community’s GreenRidge expansion project.

Many of the men have engineering and construction experience and are excited to examine the latest drawings of the expansion they’ve been watching from a fourth-floor window.

“Watching the construction and visiting with the guys is the best entertainment in the world,” said 97-year-old Roger Owens, who worked in engineering for 48 years before turning in his license at age 85. “They’re doing it well. They don’t know we’re watching them and judging them.”

The expansion of Buckner Villas is obviously of interest to residents there. They see something special happening and want to know what’s going on. Those of us who seek to follow Christ daily are likely attracting similar attention. As we live and react differently than others, we draw the eyes of people who believe differently than we do.

If we continue to live faithfully, we have the opportunity to shine hope into their lives.

“In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” –Matthew 5:16

Deeper reflection:

  • As you matured in your faith, who did you watch?
  • Why did you watch them?

Next steps:

  • Be a role model for others. Let your faith speak through your actions.

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