Friday, February 11, 2011

Do You See Christ in the Mirror?

When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus.  Acts 4:13
 "A Christian should be a striking likeness of Jesus Christ. You have read lives of Christ, beautifully and eloquently written, but the best life of Christ is his living biography, written out in the words and actions of his people. If we were what we profess to be, and what we should be, we should be pictures of Christ..."  (Charles Spurgeon)
What would it mean if others were able to see Christ in your face?  Can others tell you've been with Jesus?
I would argue it does not take anyone especially gifted or talented, not anyone well spoken or influential to let Christ be seen.  Peter and John were rough, unschooled and plain.  You simply need to be yourself and not be afraid to let your light shine -- your courage to demonstrate forgiveness and caring, to just tell your own faith story, to stand beside someone having a problem.   Don't be shy.


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