Tuesday, January 5, 2010

January 5, 2009, "Revealing the Light of The World...Jesus"

TRIUMPHANT VICTORIOUS REMINDERS

Inspired by The Holy Spirit

Written by: Teresa Criswell

"You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden." Matthew 5:14

Retrieving my emails, I came across an email from a reader and dear friend. He sent the following email in which it provoked a convicting thought within me. Another reminder of The Amazing Jesus we must reveal, moment by moment if we say we have accepted Him as our Savior. I was heavily reminded of this powerful truth not just within the world, but also within the walls of my own husband and children.

Please be blessed as you read the following story. Whether or not this is a true story, that should not be the focus...as much as it is a beautiful reminder of The Light we should so beautifully be revealing...the Light of God revealed by Jesus Christ!

Jim, thank you for sending this. It blessed me with great conviction; as the 'Triumphant Victorious Reminder' was revealed in this story:

"A Few years ago a group of salesmen went to a regional sales convention in Chicago . They had assured their wives that they would be home in plenty of time for Friday night's dinner.

In their rush, with tickets and briefcases, one of these salesmen inadvertently kicked over a table which held a display of apples. Apples flew everywhere. Without stopping or looking back, they all managed to reach the plane in time for their nearly missed boarding. ALL BUT ONE!!! He paused, took a deep breath, and experienced a twinge of compassion for the girl whose apple stand had been overturned.

He told his buddies to go on without him, waved good-bye, told one of them to call his wife when they arrived at their home destination and explain his taking a later flight. Then he returned to the terminal where the apples were all over the terminal floor. He was glad he did.

The 16-year-old girl was totally blind! She was softly crying, tears running down her cheeks in frustration, and at the same time helplessly groping for her spilled produce as the crowd swirled about her, no one stopping and no one to care for her plight.

The salesman knelt on the floor with her, gathered up the apples, put them back on the table and helped organize her display. As he did this, he noticed that many of them had become battered and bruised; these he set aside in another basket.

When he had finished, he pulled out his wallet and said to the girl, 'Here, please take this $40 for the damage we did. Are you okay?' She nodded through her tears. He continued on with, 'I hope we didn't spoil your day too badly.'

As the salesman started to walk away, the bewildered blind girl called out to him, 'Mister.......' He paused and turned to look back into those blind eyes. She continued, 'Are you Jesus?'


He stopped in mid-stride, and he wondered. Then slowly he made his way to catch the later flight with that question burning and bouncing about in his soul: 'Are you Jesus?'

Do people mistake me for Jesus? Do they mistake you for Jesus?

That is our destiny, is it not? To be so much like Jesus that people cannot tell the difference as we live and interact with a world that is blind to His love, life and grace.

If we claim to know Him, we should live, walk and act as He did. Knowing Him is more than simply quoting scripture and going to church. It is actually living the Word as life unfolds each day.

We are the apple of His eye even though we, too, have been bruised by a fall. He stopped what He was doing and picked you and me up on a hill called Calvary and paid in full for our damaged fruit.

GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.


TOO MANY CHRISTIANS ARE NO LONGER FISHERS OF MEN BUT KEEPERS OF THE AQUARIUM."


~ Author of this story..Anonymous

3 comments:

  1. Oh, this was so very good...gave me chillbumps...and blurry eyes....

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  2. Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog... I look forward to seeing the Lord's heart revealed in yours :)

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  3. Thank you ladies for stopping by...and thank you for your comments...I will be stopping by 'your place' shortly! Heeeheee!

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