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Would Someone Mistake You for Jesus?

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A few years ago a group of salesmen went to a week's regional sales convention in New York.

At the John F. Kennedy International Airport, and in their rush, with tickets and briefcases to return to Texas, one of these salesmen accidentally knocked 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 flight.

One of them, however, paused, took a deep breath, got in touch with his feelings and experienced compassion for the girl whose apple stand had been overturned.

He told his friends to go on without him. He told one of them to call his wife when they arrived and explain he was to take a later flight.

Then he returned to the terminal where the apples were all over the 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.

At the same time she was helplessly groping for her spilled produce as the crowd watched and passed by; no one stopping and with no one caring 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 $100 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 walked back to look into those blind eyes. She continued, "Are you Jesus?"

He stopped mid-stride ... and thought, then gently said, "No, I am nothing like Jesus. He is good, kind, caring, loving, and would never have bumped into your display in the first place."

The girl gently nodded; "I only asked because I prayed for Jesus to help me gather the apples. He sent you to help me, so you are like Him--only He knows who will do His will. Thank you for hearing His call, Mister."

Slowly and in deep thought, the salesman 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? That's our destiny as Christians, isn't it? We need 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.

Let HIS words ring, "...I have given you an example..."

If we claim to know Him, we should live, walk and act as HE would [Micah 6:8]. 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 you, 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.


  • Frank

    • 3 years ago
    Thanks. Good reminder.
  • Robin_UG

    • 2 years ago
    What an epic story. It's been resounding through my day since reading it. Thanks for the post!