If She Smiled…


Thoughts from Mark "Hat" Rackley

When I smiled at them, they scarcely believed it; the light of my face was precious to them.  I chose the way for them and sat as their chief; I dwelt as a king among his troops; I was like one who comforts mourners.

–          Job 29:24-25

NOTE:  The following may sound like a male chauvinist pig in places, doing his thing, but I had a reason.  And I hope you get the point.

The Scripture above is from one of Job’s discourses.  The word ‘smile’ appears three times in Job (NIV).  In this reference and the first in Job 9, he is talking about presenting himself in a pleasant manner to others.  Sometimes you may not feel like smiling, but it will make others feel better, even when they know you are hurting.  Maybe not the “Let’s kill Batman smile.”

Now to the chauvinist pig story.  My wife went…

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