Mister Are You Jesus?

I love the story which may or may not be true of a busy businessman who was rushing to catch his train at Grand Central Station when he bumped into a news vendor and sent papers and coins flying.  The vendor, a boy about 12 years old was crippled.  Immediately he was on all fours scrambling among the feet and legs rushing by and trying to find either the papers or the coins.  The businessman stopped, put down his briefcase and got down on hands and knees and began to gather loose coins and papers.  After several minutes, he deposited the coins in the little box the boy had, opened his wallet and took out a $20 bill and placed it in the box as well.  As he collected his briefcase and hurried on toward his train he heard the boys' voice call out, "Mister!  Are you Jesus?"
The world needs to SEE Jesus in us.  Words are so cheap today that you can say as much as you like with very little effect.  The "proof of the pudding" for Christ followers is in the living.  Random acts of kindness in the name of Jesus will go much farther than words on a tee shirt, signs at a ball game or words shouted at someone.

Why not ask the Lord for opportunities today to be "Jesus with skin on". Let them see you bow to pray just before you eat in the restaurant.  Stop to help a person unloading their grocery cart while trying to keep it from rolling away.  Hold your umbrella over someone when that sudden shower pops up, or better yet, on a rainy day go to the grocery store with your umbrella and walk people to their car.  God will give you dozens of creative ways to represent His Son.  Let's show them Jesus.


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