3981 cdd Reflection
Wednesday January 20, 2015
Volume 17 Number 014

Today’s Author: Pastor Bill

Scripture: Proverbs 27:19

“As a face is reflected in water, so the heart reflects the real person” NLT (Bible Paraphrase)

A few years ago a sales team went to a regional sales convention in Chicago. They had assured their family’s that they would be home in plenty of time for Friday night’s dinner. In their rush to return, with tickets and briefcases in hand, one of the guys inadvertently kicked over a kiosk 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 boarding, just before the door was closing.

ALL BUT ONE! While the rest of the sales team disappeared behind the closing door this guy paused, took a deep breath, and experienced a twinge of compassion for the young man whose apple stand had been overturned. He waved good-bye to his sales team and grabbed his cell phone explaining to his wife that he would be on a later flight.

Then he returned to the kiosk where the apples were all over the terminal floor. He was glad he did.

The young man was blind! He was softly crying, tears running down his cheeks. He was totally frustrated and at the same time helplessly groping for spilled produce as the crowds silently scurried about him. No one stopped — not even one person cared about his quandary.

The salesrep knelt on the floor next to the young man, and began gathering up the apples. He stacked them back on the table and helped organize the display.

As the salesrep picked up the fruit he noticed that many of them had become battered and bruised. Those he set aside in a separate basket. When he had finished, he pulled out some money from his wallet and said to the young man, “Here, please take this $50 bill for the damage we did. Are you okay?” The young blind man nodded through his tears. He continued on with, “I hope we didn’t spoil your day too badly.”

As the salesrep started to walk away, the bewildered blind man called out to him, “Mister….” The salesrep paused and turned to look back into those blind eyes. Then he heard, “Are you Jesus?”

The salesrep stopped in mid-stride, as he wondered. Then slowly he made his way to catch the later flight with that question burning in his soul: Do you reflect?

Isn’t that our Destiny? 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, compassion and grace.

That salesrep certainly was not Jesus but his life reflected Jesus for all to see.

Prayer: Father may my life be a reflection of Jesus that clearly identifies me as a Christian. In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen!

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Father please bring 1…………. 2…………. 3………….. into your kingdom.

In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen!

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