Sunday, September 26, 2010

You might be the only 'Bible' some people every read-

Someone sent this to me this weekend...I loved it and wanted to share...this made me think about what I want people to remember of me. Ya know? I want to walk the talk!
Talk about making my life more lovely!! Yowza.

The Living Bible!

His name is Tim. He has wild hair, wears a T-shirt with holes in it, jeans,
and no shoes. This was literally his wardrobe for his entire four years of
college.

He is brilliant. Kind of profound and very, very bright. He became a
Christian while attending college.

Across the street from the campus is a well-dressed, very conservative
church. They want to develop a ministry to the students but are not sure
how to go about it.

One day Tim decides to go there. He walks in with no shoes, jeans, his
T-shirt, and wild hair. The service has already started and so Tim 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.

Tim 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.

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, a deacon is slowly making his way toward Tim.

Now the deacon 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 deacon 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 Tim 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!'

May you be blessed this Sunday and throughout the week, make it a 'lovely one'-
melody

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11 comments:

Java said...

Hi Melody!

Thanks for stopping by the Over 40 Bloggers I added your blog to the list!!

Thanks for joining the party!

Hope you get lots of followers from it! Including me!! Please follow me back if you haven’t done so already!!

Be sure to come by on Sunday for the Meet Me On Monday Blog Hop!

Have a great day!!
Java

Jill said...

BEAUTIFUL! This made my day. I am going to share it with my kiddos.
Have a wonderful Monday!

wonderwomanwannabe.com said...

a very touching and inspiring story! thanks for sharing. ;)

Hershey's Moma said...

This story is great. Beautiful ending and inspiring-

Jill said...

printing this to share with my small group! beautiful!
Thanks for sharing!
Blessings!
Jill

Robyn Burke said...

yowza!!

Tricia said...

Thank you for this. I will be linking to this post on my blog today.

xo*tricia

Gina said...

Wonderful story! Thanks for sharing it today-it's a great reminder that our actions really do speak louder than words.

Tricia said...

Hi Melody.
Thank you so, so much for your kind words today. I am embarassed to say that I had not really spent a lot of time looking around your blog this morning when I linked to you. My mind just simply wasn't there. For that reason especially, I am so happy that you came by Three Petunias to introduce yourself.
Congratulations, first of all on being cancer-free twice over!! Thank you so much for putting Will and Roeshel's dad on your prayer list. It means so much to know that people care and are fervently praying for them.
I am your newest follower and I look forward to getting to know you better. :)

xo*tricia

Heather at Blessed Little Nest said...

melody, this is so great! what an awesome example of how we should live each day of our lives. so glad you linked up! your so lovely :)

Lorie said...

I love this story. I've heard it before but it never gets old. I pray that when I am given the opportunities, that I will be Jesus with skin on. He uses us here to be his arms, his feet and his love. I love your blog and bless you girl!!!!