My wife came up to me. She had this great dress on and two different boots, one on each foot. She asked a question that I am afraid of answering incorrectly: “Which ones?”
So I was allowed to help in the choosing process. Big responsibility. I chose a pair and my wife put the matching boot on the other foot and went her way (so I suppose I guessed correctly).
Later that morning, Anna came up to me in a nice dress for school. She asked the question as well, “Which ones?” (It thrills me that she is turning into her mother!) It took me a couple of seconds. I examined both boots. I asked her to turn the lights up and twirl around so I could see them better. Then my suspicions were confirmed.
She was wearing matching boots… “Those,” I said, and off she went.
I wonder if people look at my life in the same way?
You expect to see growth, something different, but all you see is the same shoe on a different foot.
Is my life different?
Look at me in the light. Examine my life. Make me dance in front of you.
Will you see a difference?
Where will that difference lead you?
Luke 5 tells the story of Jesus, Peter, and a couple of boats full of fish. At the end of this encounter, Peter looks at Jesus and says, “Go away from me Lord, for I am a sinful man, oh Lord!” (Matthew 5:8)
When people encountered Jesus, they knew they had a choice.
I want you to look at my life and realize that you have a choice.
Choose religion or choose relationship with God.
Choose fear or choose life.
Choose hate or choose hope.
When you look at me can you tell what I have chosen?
When they look at you can they tell?
Jesus, let every encounter with me remind the world of the new life You give so freely.