1 Samuel 16:7
But the Lord said to Samuel, "Don't look at how handsome Eliab is or how tall he is, because I have not chosen him. God does not see the same way people see. People look at the outside of a person, but the Lord looks at the heart."
I wonder what our first impression is as we look at this picture. How we would describe each person? Which one we would call successful or rich, or content? As humans we do judge from outward appearances many times but God gives us a warning that He does not see like we see, He looks at the heart. The truth is we do not know which one is happy, or content, or even healthy. The homeless person shinning the shoes may know Christ and be down on their luck but really have it together inside. The young lady could be stressed by her job a relationship or even be very ill and does not know it. I suppose the lesson here is not to be quick to judge on appearance alone. I am sure if we had seen Christ on the day He was being crucified we might wonder what kind of man He was. What had he done wrong? Just another criminal getting what was coming to Him and we would have been terribly wrong. So, today ask God to help you see people through His eyes. Help us to see beyond the exterior and see into their hearts.