Legend has it that a missionary, lost at sea, was by chance washed up out of the sea on the edge of a remote native village.
Half-dead from starvation, exposure, and sea water, he was found by the people of the village and was nursed back to full health. Subsequently, he lived among these people for twenty years.
During all of that time he confessed no faith. He uttered no songs. He preached no sermons. He neither read nor recited any Scripture. He made no personal faith claim. But when people were sick, he attended them, sitting long into the night. When people were hungry, he gave them food.
When people were lonely, he was a source of company. He taught the ignorant. He was a source of enlightenment to those who were more knowledgeable. He always took the side of those who had been wronged. There was not a single human condition with which he did not identify.
After twenty years had passed, missionaries came from the sea to the village and began talking to the people about a man called Jesus. After hearing about Jesus, the natives insisted that he had lived among them for the past twenty years.
“Come, we will introduce you to the man about whom you have been speaking.” The missionaries were led to a hut, and there they found their long-lost fellow missionary whom they had thought dead.
If Jesus were alive today, would YOU see him living the way the missionary who was lost at sea lived? How so?
THE DEEPER WE FALL IN LOVE WITH JESUS, THE LOVER OF OUR SOUL, THE GREATER IS OUR CAPACITY TO LOVE!
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