Jay's eDevotionals  

Sep 25

Do People See Jesus in You?

When people see the light and love of Christ shining through a transformed life, they know God is real and they are pulled toward embracing the Lord assisted by the magnetism of an authentic witness.

Malcolm Muggeridge was a famous British socialist, atheist, journalist and self-described womanizer. In 1968 he interviewed a Catholic nun regarding her work among the poor in Calcutta, India. He produced a book and a film featuring this nun entitled “Something Beautiful for God.” The book and film propelled the nun to fame. The nun’s name was Mother Teresa. The magnetic witness of her Christlike attitudes and actions compelled Malcolm to investigate the claims of Christ and he became convinced that Jesus was the way, the truth and the life. At the age of 65, he gave his life to Christ and was transformed from a hardened atheist into a convinced believer!

For the rest of his life, everything about Malcolm Muggeridge changed: his lifestyle, writings and politics. He entitled his autobiography Chronicles of Wasted Time (1973). When he reflected on his coming to Christ he described his conversion as “a sense of homecoming and of finding a place at a table that has long been left vacant.”

A poet observed:

Isn’t it strange the princes and kings,
and clowns that caper in sawdust rings,
Common people like you and me are builders for eternity.
Each is given a shapeless mass,
a bag of tools and a book of rules.
And each must build before time has flown
a stumbling block or a stepping stone.

When people observe our attitudes and actions let us be God’s stepping stones who assist seekers to find their place in Christ’s forever family! “Let your light so shine among men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father who is in heaven.” (Matthew 5:16)

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