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 baskets
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 goodbye, 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.
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 and picked you and me up on a hill called Calvary and paid in full for our damaged fruit. Let us live like we are worth the price He paid. Makes you think, doesn't it?