Shepherds Corner

“Are you Jesus?”

Because of carelessness, a table which held a display of apples was inadvertently kicked over. Apples flew everywhere. The guilty person rushed on without looking back. One of the men in the group stopped and called his wife to tell her he would be on a later flight.

He returned to the area of the display and realized a mentally challenged, blind person was operating it. She was crying softly with tears of frustration running down her cheeks. But no one else in the airport stopped to help. The salesman knelt on the floor with her and gathered up the apples.

He noticed that many of the apples were battered and bruised. He set those aside in another basket. When he finished, he gave the girl $40 for the damage they had done. He asked, “Are you okay?” She nodded through her tears. “I hope we didn’t spoil your day too badly,” he continued. As the salesman turned to walk away the bewildered blind girl call out, “Mister, are you Jesus?” she asked.

If we claim to know Jesus then we should live, walk, and act as He would. Knowing Him is more than simply quoting scripture and going to church. It is actually living His word day by day. Are you Jesus to the people you meet?

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love one for another.” (John 13:34-35)

Selected and adapted from Does God Exist? 3rd Quarter, Volume 45 #3 – Wayne Bacon - Shepherd