“When, because of your faith, your life too becomes perceptibly different; when your reactions are quite opposite to what the situation seems to call for and your activities can no longer be explained in terms of your personality; that is when your neighborhood will sit up and take notice. In the eyes of the world, it’s not our relationship with Jesus Christ that counts; it is our resemblance to Him.” Don’t you love this quote from the book The Queen and I? It just makes sense.
Do you remember some months ago I wrote about our friend Ron? I told you about the skiing accident that has changed his life forever.
A few weeks ago we were in Denver and visited with Ron and his wife where they are learning a total new way of living. They have learned more then they every wanted to know about wheelchairs, feeding tubes, catherters and thearpy.
The last time I saw Ron standing on his own two feet was a year ago, when I hugged him good-bye telling him we would see him next year for alumni. Never dreaming that the next time I would see him he would be operating a wheelchair expertly down the halls at Craig Hospital.
Just a week ago Ron and family were able to attend a regular church service and Ron was one of the speakers. This is just a part of what he said, “The more we know our God, the more we love Him. Jesus is all the world to me, I love Him dearly and even in adversity, I cannot help it. Life changed in a second for me on March 27. He has brought me back to life twice. I know he has preserved me for a reason. Though my body function has diminished, my zeal for the Lord has increased. I don’t feel that I’m picked on, even though one day I expect to know a reason for this. Yet I always hope to work within His will. Regardless of my circumstances, the longer I serve Him, the sweeter He has grown. Though He slay me, yet will I serve Him.”
Now go back and read the beginning of this post, can you see Jesus in Ron?