Simple Thoughts Devotions

His Reflection

March 07, 2022 Ken Kirkley
Simple Thoughts Devotions
His Reflection
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His Reflection
Acts 11:26

Some years ago I read a story entitled “The Passing Of The Third Floor Back” written by Jerome K. Jerome.  The story is centered in a poor class lodging house in London. It was a place of despair, loneliness, and lowly people.

Within this house lived a lowly servant girl. She was ignorant and poor. She was willing to sell her body for a mere trinket.

Into this lodging house moved a mysterious man who was different from the others. He was kind and considerate to all. Soothing words came from his lips. The servant girl practically worshipped the kind man.

The day came for the man to move from the lodging house. As he was leaving the lowly servant girl slipped up behind him, touched him on the shoulder and asked, “Are you Him?”

This is a fictitious story, but we should be such a reflection of Christ that people would ask this question of us!

In Acts 11:26 we find these words…and when he had found him, he brought him to Antioch. And for an entire year they [a] met with the church and taught considerable [b]numbers; and the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch.

Why were these believers called Christians? Not because of heritage or family name. Not because of the culture. They were called Christians because they were basically “clones” of Jesus. (little Christs or chip off of the block) Basically, they had the same actions and attitudes of Jesus!!! May we live so today. May others see Jesus in us.