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 "Excuse Me, Are You Jesus?"

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PostSubject: "Excuse Me, Are You Jesus?"   Thu Aug 07, 2008 8:46 pm

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Faith is not believing that God can; It is knowing that God will!



'Excuse me, 'Are you Jesus?'





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 overturned.



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, picked you and me up on a hill called

Calvary, and paid in full for our damaged fruit.



Please share this, if you feel led to do so. Sometimes we just take things

for granted, when we really need to be sharing what we know..Thanks.
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