Sunday, February 4, 2007

I had to add this

As you read this think about what you would do!
"Excuse me, Are you Jesus?"
This is really powerful and makes one think!!!!
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, got in
touch with his feelings, and experienced a twinge of
compassion for the girl whose apple stand had been
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 you for Jesus? That's 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
would. Knowing Him is more than simply quoting Scripture and
going to church. It's actually living the Word as life unfolds
day to day.
You 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.
Please share this,,,,Sometimes we just take things for granted,
when we really need to be sharing what we know...Thanks
And may JESUS keep you safe through out the New Year!

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I was reading through my feeds on Bloglines and I just had to post a few links that I thought might interest you.
Colors as seen on Thread and Yarn Handing Days
Eternity as seen on Serendipity


Karla said...

Loved this post, Kate! Thank you for posting it! Thank you for letting me know of your new blog address, too. I'll update my blog with it!

primdollie said...

What a great post!! I read it last nite but didn't get to respond before my computer decided to do an update!!! this was wonderful thanks!!! Hugs Linda

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

Wow! Just found your blog this morning. What a story to start my day. It will make me a lot more mindful today!