Let Others See Jesus In You
Optional Scripture: Matthew 5:13-16 (theme selected text)
Jesus said “You are the light of the world…..let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in Heaven”. (Matthew 5:14-16). A children’s sermon that I once taught was “let others see Jesus in you.” I held up a huge mirror and asked the children to describe what they noticed about themselves. I heard “ponytail, glasses, braces, etc”. After they named all the physical attributes that they saw, I told each child one thing that I saw in them that reflected Jesus. For instance, one child always helped smaller children and was kind to them. Another child smiled all the time and never seemed unhappy. The children were delighted that I could name these great things about them and yet they were almost amazed that someone had taken note of these small actions. I wanted to show all of these children how important even the smallest good deeds are and how people really do notice. How wonderful to be able to lead someone to Christ through something as simple as a handwritten note or a gesture of friendship!
My daughter, Cammie, once insisted that I turn around on the interstate and help a homeless man with a small dog. I protested that I did not have any cash. Cammie volunteered her own money. When I asked her if she really wanted to give up her money, she simply stated that it was hot and the man and his dog needed water. At that moment, I was reminded of a bible verse, “Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.” (Matthew 25:40) She thought nothing more of it, but I will remember that day forever.