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May 25, 2009

Your Life Message

Once when he was passing through Washington, D.C., Dr. Forrest decided to stop and see a young woman who had recently graduated from Toccoa Falls. She was working for what he described as a “hardboiled” Marine officer. While he was waiting for his former student, he decided to engage the officer in conversation and asked, “How is she getting along?”

The officer cleared his throat and said, “Let me tell you something, Doc, that girl is tops. She’s tops! She knows her job. You did a wonderful job training her. She knows exactly what to do and how to do it.” Then he went on: “And there’s something else about her, Doc. . . . I’m not a very religious man, but that girl is a Christian. She’s the kind I’ve always heard about, and the kind I’d like to be.”

Each day we have the opportunity to meet countless people as we journey through life. Have you ever wondered what they think of you when you leave their presence? Dr. Forrest went on to report, “Similar testimonies were given wherever Toccoa Falls graduates were employed.”

At a turning point in His ministry, Jesus asked His disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” (Matthew 16:13). He was aware of the misconceptions that were being reported. The men with Him answered: “Some say John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; but still others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets” (v. 14). Jesus listened to their answers and then asked a very pointed question, “But who do you say that I am?” In other words, “Have you seen who I am? Do you see the Father living within Me?” “Do you know I’m His Son, the Christ, and the One who offers everlasting life?”

Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God” (Matthew 16:16). Though they did not fully understand, it was evident that Jesus was the Savior. Does your life contain this same type of truth? When others meet you, do they walk away and say, “That man or woman is a real Christian—the kind I would like to be”?

Taken from the online devotional A Present Peace © 2009