Go into any WAFFLE HOUSE or MOE’S and receive a warm verbal welcome: “Good morning” at Waffle House – usually morning for me because I like breakfast at the WH – and “Welcome to Moe’s” at that fast food establishment. Either way, either place – you get a welcome!
This morning, I didn’t get the usual greeting and offer of coffee at the local WH. In fact, none of the staff looked in my direction until supposedly I “stuck my nose in my phone.” Then the wait staff reportedly said to the top of my head, “I’ll be right with you.” I didn’t hear her.
My point is not that I shouldn’t be fooling around with WordPress on my iPhone or that the waitress was too soft-spoken. My point is how important eye contact is in everyday communication.
The fact that no one looked me in the eye during that 5 or 6 minutes I was waiting is the only reason I wasn’t sure I had even been noticed when I sat down at the counter facing the cook, the cashier, and yes — my waitress. None of them looked at me, not once.
I imagine Jesus’ eye contact is perfect — you think! Warm, loving windows to His perfect soul; sharp, authoritative windows to His perfect will. He looks at you with just the right amount and quality of eye contact. He communicates directly and completely; never a misstep, never a forgotten thought, never a cruel look, never a pretense of ‘oh I don’t see you there.’
Thank You, Lord that You see me just as I am and love me anyway. In Your Holy Name, I praise You always. Amen.