A Christian…

12 Mar

Greetings Faithful Readers and True Believers, this is a story given to me by a friend from school (just in case you thought I had a minute of creative genius and made it up!) So I thought it would be great to share it with you.


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 the downtown area. When he sat down, he discovered that the driver had accidentally given him a quarter too much in change.

 As he considered what to do, he though 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? Any way, the bus company gets far too much, they will never miss it. Accept it as ‘a gift from God’ and keep quiet.”

When his stop came, he passed 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?” Yes, he replied.

“Well 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 the bus, he literally grabbed the nearest street lamp, held on, and said, “Oh God, I almost sold your Son for a quarter.”

 Readers, our lives are the only Bible some people wille ever read. This is a very 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 a Christian.

Watch your thoughts; they become words.

Watch your words; they become actions.

Watch your actions; they become habits.

Watch your habits, they become character.

Watch your Character, it becomes your destiny.



One Response to “A Christian…”

  1. Boaly March 13, 2009 at 1:02 pm #

    Good illustration!

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