The scenario below is what I battle every day of my life. Assuming, judging, being afraid of those unlike me. Lord I know you know what is in my heart, I pray for your help with this battle and I know with your help I will and am getting better one step at a time.....Rosiewildwoman
Now this is 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
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
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
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!'
I asked the Lord to bless you
As I prayed for you today.
To guide you and protect you
As you go along your way....
His love is always with you,
His promises are true,
And when we give Him all our cares,
You know He will see us through.
Only if you feel led to, pass this to
People you want God to Bless.