Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Something to Think About

Several years ago, a preacher from out-of-state accepted a call to a church in Houston, Texas. Some weeks after he arrived, he had an occasion to ride the bus from his home to a downtown area.
Bus, Downtown San Diego, California, USA by Fraser Hall
Bus, Downtown San Diego, California, USA

When he sat down, he discovered that the driver had accidentally given him a quarter too much change. As he considered what to do, he thought to himself, 'You'd better give the quarter back. It would be wrong to keep it.' Then he thought,'Oh, forget it, it's only a quarter. Who would worry about this little amount? Anyway, the bus company gets too much fare; they will never miss it. Accept is as a gift from God and keep quiet.'

When his stop came, he paused momentarily at the door, and then he handed the quarter to the driver and said, "Here, you gave me too much change."

The driver, with a smile, replied, "Aren't you the new preacher in town? I have been thinking a lot lately about going somewhere to worship. I just wanted to see what you would do if I gave you too much change. I'll see you at church on Sunday."

When the preacher stepped off of the bus, he literally grabbed the nearest light pole, held on, and said, "Oh God, I almost sold your Son for a quarter."
Stacks of Quarters Stand Askew in the Sunlight by Stephen Alvarez
Stacks of Quarters Stand Askew in the Sunlight

Our lives are the only Bible some people will ever read. This is a really scary example of how much people watch us as Christians and will put us to the test! Always be on guard, and remember, YOU carry the name of Christ on your shoulders when you call yourself "Christian."

  • Watch your thoughts; they become words.
  • Watch your actions; they become habits.
  • Watch your habits; they become character.
  • Watch your character; it becomes your destiny

The will of God will never take you to where the Grace of God will not PROTECT you...

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Christie Belle said...

Good story and awesome reminder for us as Christians to always present ourselves as Christians and let the love of God shine through us so that others may see. Thanks for sharing!

Mimi said...

You are so right Christie... we never know when some one is watching us to see our reaction to is a huge responsibility to be a child of god!!!

SweetAnnee said...

Oh how true..I know I am an example at all times, even when I don't want to be!! So, tis good to think and do the right thing always!!
thank you for reminding us what we must be..

Mrs.B said...


I wanted to stop by and wish you and your husband a very Happy Thanksgiving!


Saija said...

thank you for the encouragement - to be faithful, even in the little, unseen things!

hailey's beats and bits said...

wow! your post jolted me. it is so real, it can happen to anyone. i should really practice what i believe: Christianity. Gos bless you Mimi!

hailey's beats and bits said...

GOD, i mean. sorry for the typing error

Mimi said...

someone is always looking and watching what we do in a certain situation and how we handle it... But God is always there with us to guide us in the correct response if we just remember to reach out for him and ask Him for guidance...

Mimi said...

Mrs. B.
thank you for visiting me and also for the sweet wish for a Happy Thanksgiving...

you encourage me so much, I am glad if I was able to give you even a little bit of encouragement


you are always so sweet I can't imagine you not always doing and saying the right thing,
You have a wonderful and happy Thanksgiving...