Your witness

There is a story of one Christian man, a deacon, very involved in his church, who was sitting in traffic, and already very late for work.

His car was plastered with bumper stickers that read things like “Honk if you love Jesus!” and “Jesus is my hero!”

Bumper sticker

He had already sat through two red lights. The lady in front of him was talking on her cell phone and trying to apply mascara at the same time. When the light turned green, she wasn’t paying attention, continued to sit at a standstill, holding up traffic.

Bumper sticker1

The man began honking, shouting from inside his car, and shaking his fists at the lady to move on.

Bumper sticker2

Finally, traffic finally began to creep forward.

Then the man noticed red and blue flashing lights behind him.

He pulled over and rolled down his window to greet the officer. In exasperation, he said,

“What did I do wrong? I’m late for work, and you’re holding me up!”

The officer responded,

“Sir, is this your car?”

The puzzled man growled back, “Yes! Who else do you think it belongs to?”

The policeman replied,

“Well, when I saw the bumper stickers on the back of your car,

and the way you were acting back there, 

I thought the car must be stolen.”

It’s easy for us to become frustrated and impatient with the world. But, many of us tarnish our witness for Jesus because of our words and deeds.

Decide to put on the full armor of God each morning in prayer and God’s Word, so others might see Jesus in you.

You are the light of the world… Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.
Matthew 5:14, 16
 
You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.
1 John 4:4
 
PRAYER: Ask God to help make you a shining witness of His love, His kindness, and His gentle spirit each day, as you interact with those who do not know Him.
 

[Adapted from https://www.seniorlivingministries.org/ ]

 

 

 

lmayan

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