Friday, 27 July 2012

Our lives are the only BIBLE some people will ever read or the only CHRIST they will ever see and experience

This was shared on someone's facebook and I wanted to share it with you all....

Several years ago, a preacher from out-of-state accepted a call to a church in town. Some weeks after he arrived, he had an occasion to ride a bus from his home to the downtown area. When he sat down, he discovered that the driver had accidentally given him a quarter too much change. As he considered what to do, he thought to himself, 'You'd better give the quarter back. It would be wrong to keep it.' Then he thought, "Oh, forget it, it's only a quarter; who would worry about this little amount? Anyway, the bus company gets too much fare; they will never miss it. Accept it as a 'gift from God' and keep quiet." When his stop came, he paused momentarily at the door, and then he handed the quarter to the driver and said, 'Here, you gave me too much change.' The driver, with a smile, replied, 'Aren't you the new preacher in town?' 'Yes' he replied. 'Well, I have been thinking a lot lately about going somewhere to worship. I just wanted to see what you would do if I gave you too much change. I'll see you at church later.'

When the preacher stepped off of the bus, he literally grabbed the nearest light pole, held on, and said, 'Oh God, I almost sold your Son for a quarter.'
Our lives are the only Bible some people will ever read. This is a really scary example of how much people watch us as Christians, and will put us to the test! Always be on guard -- and remember -- You carry the name of Christ on your shoulders when you call yourself 'Christian.' Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny. I'm glad a friend forwarded this to me as a reminder, and I chose to forward it to you. If you don't pass this on to anybody, nothing bad will happen; but, if you do, you would have ministered to someone today.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing! Was definitely worth the read. Yup, I have been aware a couple of times when people try to test me as a christian like the pharasees try to test Jesus. When it comes to issues like homosexuality, abortion...etc people will ask you over and over again what you think so they can dig a trap for you. The best thing is just to let God direct us and answer like He would!

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