A Light for My Path Devotional

Are You Jesus?

ApplesRomans 8:29
For whom [God] did foreknow, He also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of His Son . . .

Every once in a while a story comes my way that’s just too good to keep to myself. This one really made me think. I wish I knew who the author was so I could send him/her a big thank you for such a thought provoking message!

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, 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?┬Ł

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, . . . 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.

–Author Unknown

Lord, help me each day to live so that others may see Jesus in me. Give me an attitude of humility, and a heart of love so that I may walk and talk as Jesus would.

┬ęCopyright Ann Shorb, 2008

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.

2 Responses to “Are You Jesus?”

  1. ambaza says:

    i was impressed too …ya we must act like Jesus rite ..

  2. ELI D says:

    I heard this story in about 1998/99 from a Director of Youth for Christ at Tyndale Seminary in Toronto. It was a marvellous story that I used it my congregation. Tears just fell from their eyes, and they felt that they had to act like Jesus because they may be the only Jesus that other people could meet.
    Thanks for reminding me again.

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