A Light for My Path Devotional

An Open Bible

Matthew 5:16
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

QuarterJust recently I saw that old saying written somewhere, “Your life is the only Bible some people will ever read.” It reminded me of an inspiring story that I’d like to share with you now.

Several years ago, a new preacher moved to Houston, Texas. Some weeks after he arrived, he had occasion to ride the bus from his home to the downtown area. When he sat down, he discovered that the driver had accidentally given him a quarter too much change.

As he considered what to do, he thought to himself, “You’d better give the quarter back. It would be wrong to keep it.” Then he thought, “Oh, forget it, it’s only a quarter. Who would worry about this little amount? Anyway, the bus company gets too much fare; they will never miss it. Accept it as a ‘gift from God’ and keep quiet.”

When his stop came, he paused momentarily at the door; then he handed the quarter to the driver and said, “Here, you gave me too much change.” The driver with a smile replied, “Aren’t you the new preacher in town? I have been thinking lately about going to worship somewhere. I just wanted to see what you would do if I gave you too much change. I’ll see you at church on Sunday.”

When the preacher stepped off the bus, he literally grabbed the nearest light pole, held on, and said, “Oh God, I almost sold your Son for a quarter!”

What an awesome thought! Others are watching me and “reading” my life to learn more about God, and may even try me to see if I really live the faith I profess. That motivates me to do right and to live according to the Word of God, so that others will truly see the Lord Jesus Christ in me.

Lord, it scares me sometimes to think that others will judge You by what they see in my life. Help me to faithfully reflect Your love and goodness every minute of every day.

Ann Shorb
┬ęCopyright Ann Shorb, 2007

Skits for Fun and Learning - Puppet scriptsSkits for Fun and Learning
Skits for Fun and Learning is a collection of 15 puppet scripts and 5 articles on the subject of success with puppet ministries. The articles and scripts have been written by Dr. Ann Shorb and the book is available for purchase as a paperback, or as a PDF download.

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