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 â€œhardboiledâ€ Marine officer. While he was waiting for his former student, he decided to engage the officer in conversation and asked, â€œHow is she getting along?â€
The officer cleared his throat and said, â€œLet me tell you something, Doc, that girl is tops. Sheâ€™s tops! She knows her job. You did a wonderful job training her. She knows exactly what to do and how to do it.â€ Then he went on: â€œAnd thereâ€™s something else about her, Doc. . . . Iâ€™m not a very religious man, but that girl is a Christian. Sheâ€™s the kind Iâ€™ve always heard about, and the kind Iâ€™d like to be.â€
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, â€œSimilar testimonies were given wherever Toccoa Falls graduates were employed.â€
At a turning point in His ministry, Jesus asked His disciples, â€œWho do people say that the Son of Man is?â€ (Matthew 16:13). He was aware of the misconceptions that were being reported. The men with Him answered: â€œSome say John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; but still others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophetsâ€ (v. 14). Jesus listened to their answers and then asked a very pointed question, â€œBut who do you say that I am?â€ In other words, â€œHave you seen who I am? Do you see the Father living within Me?â€ â€œDo you know Iâ€™m His Son, the Christ, and the One who offers everlasting life?â€
Peter answered, â€œYou are the Christ, the Son of the living Godâ€ (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, â€œThat man or woman is a real Christianâ€”the kind I would like to beâ€?
Taken from the online devotional A Present Peace Â© 2009 tfchistory.com