Sunday, August 5, 2012

What would YOU do?

This was a little something that was forwarded to me in an email back in December of 2011. I saved it for this long...and it still reminds me of the way sometimes people may view myself...or perhaps my son. Read on and enjoy! :)

His name is Bill.

 He has wild hair, wears a T-shirt with holes in it, jeans, and no shoes. This was literally his wardrobe for his entire four years of college.
He is brilliant. Kind of profound and very, very bright.
He became a Christian while attending college .Across the street from the campus is a well-dressed, very conservative church. They want to develop a ministry to the students but are not sure how to go about it. One day Bill decides to go there. He walks in with no shoes, jeans, his T-shirt, and wild hair.

The service has already started and so Bill starts down the aisle looking for a seat. The church is completely packed and he can't find a seat.  By now, people are really looking a bit uncomfortable, but no one says anything.Bill gets closer and closer and closer to the pulpit, and when he realizes there are no seats, he just squats down right on the carpet. 

By now the people are really uptight, and the tension in the air is thick.About this time, the minister realizes that from way at the back of the church, a deacon is slowly making his way toward Bill.Now the deacon is in his eighties, has silver-gray hair, and a three-piece suit.  A godly man, very elegant, very dignified, very courtly.  He walks with a cane and, as he starts walking toward this boy, everyone is saying to themselves that you can't blame him for what he's going to do. How can you expect a man of his age and of his background to understand some college kid on the floor? It takes a long time for the man to reach the boy. The church is utterly silent except for the clicking of the man's cane. All eyes are focused on him. You can't even hear anyone breathing. The minister can't even preach the sermon until the deacon does what he has to do.

And now they see this elderly man drop his cane on the floor. With great difficulty, he lowers himself and sits down next to Bill and worships with him so he won't be alone. Everyone chokes up with emotion. When the minister gains control, he says,"What I'm about to preach, you will never remember. What you have just seen, you will never forget."

"Be careful how you live. You may be the only Bible some people will ever read!"

ZAC- Prom 2009
Zac w/ Baby Sister Cora 2012.
No difference in the heart or soul of this boy...the only difference is facial hair and dread locks.
 Try this one on for size:

no difference in the heart or soul...just some ink on the skin!

God Bless Ya'll!


  1. Nicely done!!! Love you so much. Mom

    1. love you too you like our shots! ? so awesome I could find that old one! :)

  2. Your mom has ink? I don't remember seeing any...she hides it well...

  3. oh, I get had hair, that's the difference!

  4. M.A. you make me laugh so hard!!!! :)

    1. Good, we ALL need to laugh, everyday! Even in the midst of fear and tragedy, loss and pain, cause God knows...He knows...He understands...and He LOVES US, Oh how He LOVES US!