|Sunday Worship and Bible Class at St. Mike's
9:00 am - Bible Study for all ages
10:00 am - Traditional Worship
ARE YOU JESUS?
There is a story about a group of salesmen who were running through an airport trying to catch their plane. As they ran past a cart of apples, one of the salesmen hit the cart and knocked it over. Apples fell and rolled everywhere. One of the salesmen stopped and watched as the girl behind the cart, who was obviously blind, got down on her hands and knees and tried to pick up the apples. Moved with compassion, the man knowing that he would probably miss his plane, got down on his hands and knees and began picking up the apples. When he finished, he gave the last one to the girl and to which she replied, reacting to his kindness, "Are you Jesus?"
Though most people in our community do not believe in Jesus, they do know of him. They know many of the "stories" about Jesus, so they are confused when they see and hear Christians do things that Jesus would never do. And that is a problem with the Christian church today. We often don't act like Jesus. We get so involved with ourselves at times. Buildings and meetings become more important than reaching out to others. Keeping the doctrine "pure" becomes more important than sharing the Gospel. Religious leaders, ours included, like in Jesus' day, are more interested in power and keeping their jobs than doing the will of the Father. There is so much fighting going on between Christians. Christians are trying to change society through politics instead of the Gospel. Those around us seldom see Jesus anymore.
So when someone sees you, do they see Jesus? There have been some who made fun of WWJD - what would Jesus do, but we need to ask ourselved that every day. What would Jesus do when he would see the hungry? We know what he did for over 5000 one day. What would Jesus do when he saw the sick? When he saw the downtrodden, the rejected, the lonely, the grieving, the destitute? What would Jesus do when He saw injustice? What would Jesus do?
Are you Jesus? Our congregation is focused on Outreach. The best outreach you can do is to be Jesus to all you meet. Let others meet Jesus in your language and your actions. The best compliment you can ever get from another person would be if they asked you - ARE YOU JESUS?
Think about it.