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A Living Bible

Discussion in 'Thoughts for Today' started by Dusty, May 24, 2010.

  1. A Living Bible


    His name is Bill. He has wild hair, wears a T-shirt with holes in it, jeans, and no shoes. This was literally his wardrobe for his entire four years of college. He is brilliant. Kind of esoteric and very, very bright. He became a Christian while attending college.

    Across the street from the campus is a well-dressed, very conservative church. They want to develop a ministry to the students, but are not sure how to go about it. One day Bill decides to go there.

    He walks in with no shoes, jeans, his T-shirt, and wild hair. The service has already started and so Bill starts down the aisle looking for a seat. The church is completely packed and he can't find a seat. By now people are really looking a bit uncomfortable, but no one says anything.

    Bill gets closer and closer and closer to the pulpit and, when he realizes there are no seats, he just squats down right on the carpet. (Although perfectly acceptable behavior at a college fellowship, trust me, this had never happened before in this church).

    By now the people are really uptight, and the tension in the air is thick. About this time, the minister realizes that from way at the back of the church, a deacon is slowly making his way toward Bill. Now the deacon is in his eighties, has silver-gray hair, and a three-piece suit. A godly man, very elegant, very dignified, very courtly. He walks with a cane and, as he starts walking toward this boy, everyone is saying to themselves that you can't blame him for what he's going to do. How can you expect a man of his age and of his background to understand some college kid on the floor? It takes a long time for the man to reach the boy. The church is utterly silent except for the clicking of the man's cane. All eyes are focused on him. You can't even hear anyone breathing.

    The minister can't even preach the sermon until the deacon does what he has to do. And now they see this elderly man drop his cane on the floor. With great difficulty he lowers himself and sits down next to Bill and worships with him so he won't be alone.

    Everyone chokes up with emotion. When the minister gains control, he says, "What I'm about to preach, you will never remember. What you have just seen, you will never forget. Be careful how you live. You may be the only Bible some people will ever read."

    How true it is! We need to each of us stop and ask ourselves "What kindof testimony do give through my actions?
  2. I had a conversation very similar to this with my friend the other day. We were saying what if you were the only Christian that a person encounters in their life. It is so important to live life as if this were the case.

    Amen Dusty and thanks again for sharing!
  3. Thanks Natty . It is the old story about some Christians who look at the outside but God looks at the heart . We are not judges . We should be Christ's example . Jesus would have been right there welcoming the boy .
  4. The question posed is : What would you do if some one dressed like that walked up to the front .? Good question to ask ourselves .
  5. The emptiness of our life is in sharp contrast to the fulness of God's love manifested on the cross.
    You can have an abundant and full life in Christ. Will you?
  6. We are all Living Bibles. People notice us and how we conduct ourselves even if they may appear to not notice at all. I always want to be a good examples for Jesus

  7. Amen GodSpeaks . People do notice and are watching us and we may be the only Bible they see . We are living and walking testimonies for our Saviour.
  8. good stuff Ma
    I subscribed to this site. The 1 that hit me hard is "The man in the mirror"

    Please God help me!.......................................................................................................................I love YOU Jesus

  9. Chili ..... my son . I am worried about you . I know you love Jesus and He loves you even more . Just hold on my son .... your breakthrough is coming . God is still on the throne. Blessings to you .

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