My granddaughter had finished eating and decided she wanted to do some socializing. She walked around the two aisles at the end of the restaurant where we were seated.
Our party was so large that we occupied four tables. At 14 months, with big, blue eyes, she is hard to resist. Not only did our party respond to her, but other diners smiled and said hello…until she got to the last booth.
The last two booths were occupied by a family whose children played baseball with our son. The teen and his girlfriend were in the last booth.
The father and mother smiled and said hello, but the son was too busy to notice her. She smacked him on the leg to get his attention. He jumped and when he looked at her she gave him a winsome smile, while the rest of us rolled with laughter.
I saw the word describing her smile in a verse today.
Philippians 4:8, “For the rest, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is worthy of reverence and is honorable and seemly, whatever is just whatever is pure, whatever is lovely and lovable, whatever is kind and winsome and gracious, if there is any virtue and excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think on and weigh and take account of these things [fix your minds on them].”
Winsome: charming, attractive, amiable, appealing, engaging, pleasant, winning.
When we let the love of Christ fill us up, we are as irresistible as a small child. It is Christ in us drawing others.
What verse impressed you?