I remember working hard trying to receive a smile of approval from my step-father. My concept of God was tainted by the harshness of my experiences when young. Even after I received the gift of salvation, I acted much the same way as I did back then. I toiled extra hard to please my heavenly Father too. Just as when I was growing up, I did not feel I was doing well and was disappointing God. I now know He smiled upon me before I was born. I do not need to work for His love and approval. Jesus already loved me enough to die for my every lack and sin. He knew I could never be pleasing without His help. My heavenly Father’s smile is always upon me because of my Lord’s work in my behalf.
All Because of God’s Smile
It all started because of God’s smile on man;
Hope lifted up high and beheld His plan.
His love smiles down in favor each day,
Inviting, and calling, to behold the Way.
All because of His smile light shines within,
The blind beholds and recognizes the darkness of sin.
In this special appointed time,
There is sweet release of soul, heart, body, and mind.
Salvation’s smile of mercy and grace,
Draws seeking hearts to God’s embrace.
There the joy knows no bounds.
The lost is indeed found.
Heaviness vanishes, with new awareness and new life,
Introduced to cause sweet inner delight.
A warm settling of assurance; all is right with your soul,
As new direction and new purpose overflows and unfolds.
All because of a smile pointed your way is this story true;
Your thanks, praise, and worship is a smile to Him from you.
Go forth and deliver the gift of love to another.
Preach the Gospel so God’s smile is by another discovered.
The Lord bless thee, and keep thee:
The Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee:
The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.