Dear Passing-thru...This post is for you.
I read it this morning on "Roger Bennett's Midnight Meditations"..Roger Bennett and it left me in tears, it is so beautiful!
Hi Debbie, I enjoyed your "musings" so much! We attended Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler, TX, on Sunday (this was the last place I saw Roger perform by the way). Anyway, the pastor's message was on this very subject...of letting others see Jesus in us. He told a wonderful story...sorry if this gets too long on here. A young man was asked by his church to start going to their nursing home services once a month. This young man was not comfortable with this, so he went anyway but stood in the very back. The nurses rolled a man up in a wheelchair right beside him. The man never opened his eyes, but took this young man's hand. The young man didn't let the man's hand go, but held it all during the service and squeezed it when he left and said, "I'll see you next month." This same scene went on month by month. Finally, one Sunday they got there for the services and the nurses said this man had passed away. The young man was able to meet the man's niece. She said, "You know, the nursing home here said my uncle never talked, but he spoke to me before he died. He said for me to tell Jesus goodbye. She said, "Uncle Oliver what are you talking about...you'll see Jesus before I do! I said, "No, Jesus comes here once a month and holds my hand." Isn't that great...that's how we should all be in this life...more of Jesus, less of ourselves!Have a good day!Ruth GilbertCorsicana, TX