Unknowing Recognition

June 25th, 2013

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Luke 12:1-12

How do you “acknowledge Christ” and never say anything?

Sarah encountered this question when her daughter recalled a childhood memory. “It happened when we stopped to get a newspaper out of a vending machine. It was one of those where you insert your coin, then open the drop down door, and take your paper off the stack inside. Well, this guy in front of us got his paper and then indicated you could take a free paper. But you wouldn’t do it. You let the door shut and used your own coin. You’d always talked about being honest but that showed me you meant it.”

Sarah vaguely remembered the incident, and realized that it was an automatic response. She knew that she always tried to acknowledge Christ’s presence in her life, but in this case a small incident impressed an important witness.

We acknowledge Christ with our words but also with our actions as we reflect His influence in our lives. After all, it’s easy to speak words but when we back up the words with actions, especially before a skeptical world, then people watch–and remember.

Author: Anne Adams

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3 Responses to “Unknowing Recognition”

  1. Barbara Says:

    June 25th, 2013 at 7:44 am

    “How do you “acknowledge Christ” and never say anything?”

    Rising above the world with your actions is mandatory. However, without the acknowledgment of “Jesus as being the reason” one’s self is credited as doing the good deeds. With a life of good deeds, the question of “why” pops in the brain of those watching and a door is opened. However, good deeds are best done in the name of Jesus FIRST..

  2. MB Says:

    June 25th, 2013 at 8:17 am

    The commentary above is nicely said words of agreement with the lesson commentator and scripture. I have been a Christian from my youth. However, some of the ways Christ has become evident in my life have not become apparent until now in my forties. And, I am not ashamed of the gospel it is the power of God unto salvation.

  3. Barbara Says:

    June 25th, 2013 at 11:02 am

    MB, that’s maturity in age, life, and in Christ. It sure feels good when in all comes together. I guess that’s the blessing that comes along with age.

    As for myself, I accepted in my forties and spiritual sight was wonderful!. There’s a movie (“At First Sight”) about a blind man that received an operation in his adulthood and how he viewed his new found life. Only, it didn’t last forever. (I even gave my son one of those laser surgeries that corrected your eye-sight for Christmas. I even got to “watch” the surgery. They lifted a very thin layer of film off the eyeball and shot rays of light into the eyeball to change its size and shape. .

    Of course, I was praying during that time and I saw a spiritual coordination between the “lifting of the veil” and the “shots of light” given to us through the Holy Spirit with the acceptance of Jesus.

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