Saturday, January 24, 2009

Answer Yes!

One of my favorite stories about the man to the left, Thomas Jefferson is about one of the days during his presidency that Jefferson and a group of friends were traveling across the country on horseback. They came to a river which had left its banks because of a downpour. The swollen river had washed the bridge away. Each rider was forced to go across the river on horseback, fighting for his life against the rapid currents. The very real possibility of death threatened each rider, which caused one traveler who was not a part of the group to stand and watch. After several had plunged in and made it to the other side, the stranger requested if one man would ferry him across. The man agreed and without hesitation helped him climb aboard the horse. Safely on the other side a man approached the stranger, "Tell me, why did you select the president to ask this favor of?" The man was shocked, admitting that he had no idea it was President Jefferson who helped him. "All I know," he said, "is that some of your faces had the answer 'No,' written on them and his face said "YES"!

I love this story! I think that is exactly what 1 Peter 4: 11 says to me If anyone speaks, he sould do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with all strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever." Our faces should say YES!

Yes, Lord! I know you have all seen the bracelets WWJD, well this is what it is all about saying Yes. Be approachable, be open and let others into your world, so that you might be Jesus to somebody today! Say Yes it's that simple!

Saying Yes,

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