Tuesday, November 8, 2011

2011 November 8 - Morning Manna

"But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light" (1 Peter 2:9)

Today's Morsel:  The Yellow Light - The light turned yellow just in front of him.  He did the right thing, stopping at the crosswalk, even though he could have beaten the red light by accelerating through the intersection.  The tailgating woman was furious and honked her horn, screaming in frustration, as she missed her chance to get through the intersection, dropping her cell phone and makeup.  As she was still in mid-rant, she heard a tap on her window and looked up into the face of a very serious police officer.  The officer ordered her to exit her car with her hands up.  He took her to the police station where she was searched, fingerprinted, photographed, and placed in a holding cell.  After a couple of hours, a policeman approached the cell and opened the door.  She was escorted back to the booking desk where the arresting officer was waiting with her personal effects.  He said, ''I'm very sorry for this mistake.  You see, I pulled up behind your car while you were blowing your horn, flipping off the guy in front of you and cussing a blue streak at him.  I noticed the 'What Would Jesus Do' bumper sticker, the 'Choose Life' license plate holder, the 'Follow Me to Sunday-School' bumper sticker, and the chrome-plated Christian fish emblem on the trunk, so naturally I assumed you had stolen the car.''  Priceless!
Peter said that we were chosen by God to show forth The One who has called us out of darkness.  How do you act when you are driving?  How do you act when you are in the mall or grocery store?  Do you yell and scream at your kids?  Do you rant and rave about the prices and the long lines and bark orders to your spouse?  Are you a complainer about what is going on in government before others?  Can people tell that you are a Christian or do they see you as they see everyone else?  The only way to be a Christian is to be one all the time, and in every situation.

Sing:  To be like Jesus, to be like Jesus, on earth I long to be like Him; all through life's journey from earth to glory, I only ask to be like Him.

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