I don’t recall where I first read it, but the simple story below always challenges me.
One Sunday as they drove home from church, a little girl turned to her mother and said, “Mommy, there’s something about the preacher’s story this morning that I don’t understand.” The mother said, “Oh? What is it?” The little girl replied, “Well, he said that God is bigger than we are. He said God is so big that He could hold the whole world in His hand. Is that true?” The mother replied, “Yes, that’s true, honey.”
“But Mommy, he also said that God comes to live inside of us when we believe in Jesus. Is that true, too?” Again, the mother assured the little girl that what the pastor had said was true.
With a puzzled look on her face the little girl then asked, “If God is bigger than us and He lives in us, shouldn’t He show through?”
Shouldn’t He show through? It’s a simple, yet haunting question isn’t it? If the all-knowing, all-powerful, all-loving God of the universe has taken up residence within our hearts, shouldn’t that reality be readily apparent to those who encounter us daily? If He’s not the first thing that people see in you and me, perhaps we need to become less so He can become greater.
If Christ is in you, is He showing through? –Dave
“He must become greater; I must become less.” (John 3:30)
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