Are you Jesus Story: Do people see Jesus in me & you? Do people mistake you for Jesus? Can people see Jesus in you & me? Are you Jesus? Sermon, Story, Bible Verses, Scriptures & Quotes ~ Do people mistake us for Jesus?
Dear Friends, The author of this story is unknown, and whether this is a true or fictional story, I don’t know. I’m sure we can all be encouraged by it however. We all deal with people daily, and often encounter situations where our faith is put to the test. People are always watching us, whether we realize it or not.
I pray this story is a useful and encouraging reminder to us all. I pray when people see us, they will see Jesus in us. I pray that in all we say and do, we will “spread the fragrance of the knowledge of Christ” (2 Corinthians 2:14). So help us God, Amen. Please be blessed by the “Are you Jesus” story below, and scroll down for more Bible Verses, Scriptures, Quotes, Passages & “Go Light Your World” song by Chris Rice, From YouTube. We are the Light of the World!
Matthew 5:14-16, ESV You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.
Are You Jesus? ~ Thought Provoking Story for Reflection & Action
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 accidentally 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 he was 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.
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?” 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…” He paused and turned to look back into those blind eyes. She continued… “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? Do people mistake us 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. 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!
“When there is nothing left but God, that is when you find out that God is all you need.”
– Author Unknown
***Many thanks to Brother Dana for sharing this story with me!***
Dear Friends — Are you Jesus? Do people see Jesus in me & you? Do people mistake you for Jesus? Can people see Jesus in you & me? Do people mistake us for Jesus? Do people see Jesus in us? I pray the Are you Jesus Story, Sermon, Bible Verses, Scriptures & Quotes have been a blessing to us all.
More Thought Provoking Bible Verses & Quotes for Reflection:
1 John 4:20, NLT …If we don’t love people we can see, how can we love God, whom we cannot see?
Ephesians 5:1-2, NIV Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.
2 Corinthians 5:20, NKJV We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us.
Colossians 3:16, ESV Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
Galatians 2:20, ESV It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me…
2 Corinthians 2:14, ESV Thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere.
1 Corinthians 10:31, NIV So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
Go Light Your World ~ Let’s GO, in Jesus’ name!!! (Amen)
Bible Verses about Following Jesus, Being an Ambassador;
Bible Verses about Loving Others, Loving One Another, Loving Each Other;
Bible Verses about Reaching Out to People; We are representatives of Jesus
Thanks for reading, Dear Friends – Have a wonderfully blessed, stress-free, productive, and joyful day!
Much Love & Blessings,
Bomi Jolly ~ JollyNotes.com
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