Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Has Anybody Seen Jesus?
Has anybody seen Jesus lately? No, really, have you seen him.? I'm not talking about in a picture on the wall or in a movie. I am talking about in real life. I don't have to see him so I can believe in him. I want to see him because I know that he is needed in a serious way down here. I admit that I have seen him a few times. I saw him in the tears of my wife as she wept over the struggles of a 14 year old boy named Travis who is battling cancer. I saw him in the eyes of my Mother as she took her final breaths before running on to meet him. I saw him on the street corner the other day waving a bible and preaching to people as they came by and telling them to repent. By the way I think he is partial to that style, (on the street corner). I saw him all over the face of our granddaughter as she played peek-a-boo with me from the other side of the couch. But I must admit, I want to see him more often. In fact, I would like to be Jesus in shoes for a day. I would love to be able to give someone who is struggling financially a step up; like, maybe paying the electric bill for someone who is older and needs an air conditioner more than I do. I would love to hold an abused child up close until all their fears were swept away. I would love to encourage someone who feels like they have no hope. After my day of being Jesus in shoes, I would love to do it again the next day. I know that we all can be Jesus in shoes if we really want to be. Anyway, has anybody seen Jesus? If you have, let me know, we really need him down here.