- Author Unknown -
"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 dinner. In their rush with tickets and
briefcases, one of these salesmen
inadvertently kicked over a table that 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, 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
caring 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
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.
We 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. Sometimes, we just take
things for granted when we really need to be
sharing what we know. WE CAN BE
MORE LIKE JESUS IN OUR DAILY
ACTIVITIES! ALL WE NEED TO DO IS
ASK OURSELVES, "HOW WOULD
JESUS HANDLE THIS?"
GOD BLESS YOU And YOUR FAMILY.
TOO MANY CHRISTIANS ARE NO
LONGER FISHERS OF MEN, BUT
KEEPERS OF THE AQUARIUM.