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Be Careful How You Live!

His name is Bill. He has wild hair, wears a T-shirt with holes in it, jeans and no shoes. This was literally is wardrobe for his entire four years of college. He is brilliant. Kind of esoteric and very, very bright. He became a Christian recently while attending college.

Across the street from the campus is a well-dressed, very conservative church. One day Bill decides to go there. He walks in with no shoes, jeans, his T-shirt, and wild hair. The service has already started and So Bill starts down the aisle looking for a seat.

The church is completely packed and he can’t find a seat. By now people are really looking a bit uncomfortable, but no one says anything. Bill gets closer and closer and closer to the pulpit and, when he realizes there are no seats, he just squats down right on the carpet. (Although perfectly acceptable behavior at a college fellowship, trust me, this had never happened in this church before!

By now the people are really uptight, and the tension in the air is thick. About this time, the minister realizes that from way at the back of the church, an Elder is slowly making his way toward Bill. Now the Elder is in his eighties, has silver-gray hair, and a three-piece suit. A godly man, very elegant, very dignified, very courtly. He walks with a cane and, as he starts walking toward this boy, everyone is saying To themselves that you can’t blame him for what he’s going to do.

How can you expect a man of his age and of his background to understand some college kid on the floor? It takes a long time for the man to reach the boy. The church is utterly silent except for the clicking of the man’s cane.

All eyes are focused on him. You can’t even hear anyone breathing. The minister can’t even preach the sermon until the Elder does what he has to do. And now they see this elderly man drop his cane on the floor. With great difficulty he lowers himself and sits down next to Bill and worships with him so he won’t be alone.

Everyone chokes up with emotion. When the minister gains control, he says, “What I’m about to preach, you will never remember. What you have just seen, you will never forget. Be careful how you live. You may be the only Bible some people will ever read.”

This story was found on Godvine (www.godvine.com) and was presented without attribution.  So, Godvine is the only attribution I know to give.

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June 22, 2012 - Posted by | Discipleship, Evangalism, Godliness | ,

19 Comments »

  1. It’s very trouble-free to find out any topic on web as compared to books, as I found this article at this site.

    Comment by extenseurs péniens | July 29, 2013 | Reply

    • Thanks for stopping by, and God bless your journey!

      John

      Comment by johnconstitution | July 29, 2013 | Reply

  2. Surely in that instance it was the Holy Spirit influencing human action.

    Comment by Sandra Y. (@yama_sandra) | March 15, 2013 | Reply

    • Of course! Or, at least, I believe so too.

      Thanks for stopping by to visit, and God bless you,
      John

      Comment by johnconstitution | March 15, 2013 | Reply

  3. We couldn’t havecimagined what the congregation would have done; what even the ushers did not do. Some churches would have whisked him away, to make the congregation comfortable. God have a hand in every Lord thirsty souls.

    Comment by kriskin1 | September 24, 2012 | Reply

  4. Nice. I was told a while back by a dear friend that we needed to live the scriptures because many times we will be the only Jesus people will ever see.

    Comment by Norma | September 24, 2012 | Reply

  5. My pastor told this story in church over 15 years ago.

    Comment by Ouden (@Ouden_) | August 2, 2012 | Reply

    • It is a great story! And the last line, you may be the only Bible some people will ever read is so true! The Lord has given His followers an awesome responsibility!

      Comment by johnconstitution | August 2, 2012 | Reply

  6. Great story. Is is true, or just a made up parable? I hope it really happened somewhere.

    Comment by Barbara Roberts | July 21, 2012 | Reply

    • I wish I could say for sure, but I really don’t know. I think it might be a true story, but that may just be wishful thinking.

      Anyway, thanks for stopping by, and God bless you!

      Comment by johnconstitution | July 21, 2012 | Reply

  7. Reblogged this on Prophetshrek and commented:
    I love this story, a great look a masculinity

    Comment by prophetshrek | July 18, 2012 | Reply

    • Hi, thanks for reblogging this story. I really liked it, a’M glad you do too!

      God bless,
      John

      Comment by johnconstitution | July 18, 2012 | Reply

  8. Awesome story John, this captures the very essence of what being a Believer should be about. Thanks for sharing.

    Blessings
    Greg

    Comment by writinggomer | June 25, 2012 | Reply

    • You’re right. Reading this story for the first time brought tears to my eyes. What Jesus asks of His children is really so incredibly simple! But we have such a an ability to complicate and distort!

      Comment by johnconstitution | June 25, 2012 | Reply

  9. I love the story. It would be great if every believer in Jesus did this and not snub those who look different.

    Comment by Desley Finedon | June 25, 2012 | Reply

    • Amen! You are so right Desley. As Christians, we need to remember what Jesus said about judging others and loving others, and stop confusing the two.

      God bless,
      John

      Comment by johnconstitution | June 25, 2012 | Reply


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