a touching story

  1. As you read this think about what you would do!

    "Excuse me, Are you Jesus?" This is really powerful
    and makes one think!!!!

    A few years ago a group of salesmen went to a
    regional sales convention in Chicago. They had assured their wives that they
    would be home in plenty of time for Friday night's dinner. In their rush,
    with tickets and briefcases, one of these salesmen inadvertently kicked over
    a table which held a display of apples. Apples flew everywhere. Without
    stopping or looking back, they all managed to reach the plane in time for
    their nearly missed boarding.

    ALL BUT ONE !!! He paused, took a deep breath, got
    in touch with his feelings, and experienced a twinge of compassion for the
    girl whose apple stand had been overturned.

    He told his buddies to go on without him, waved
    good-bye, told one of them to call his wife when they arrived at their home
    destination and explain his taking a later flight. Then he returned to the
    terminal where the apples were all over the terminal floor.

    He was glad he did.

    The 16 year old girl was totally blind! She was
    softly crying, tears running down her cheeks in frustration, and at the same
    time helplessly groping for her spilled produce as the crowd swirled about
    her, no one stopping and no one to care for her plight.

    The salesman knelt on the floor with her, gathered
    up the apples, put them back on the table and helped organize her display.
    As he did this, he noticed that many of them had become battered and
    bruised; these he set aside in another basket.

    When he had finished, he pulled out his wallet and
    said to the girl, "Here, please take this $40 for the damage we did. Are you
    okay?" She nodded through her tears. He continued on with, "I hope we didn't
    spoil your day too badly."

    As the salesman started to walk away, the bewildered
    blind girl called out to him, "Mister...." He paused and turned to look back
    into those blind eyes. She continued, "Are you Jesus?"

    He stopped in mid-stride, and he wondered. Then
    slowly he made his way to catch the later flight with that question burning
    and bouncing about in his soul: "Are you Jesus?" Do people mistake you for
    Jesus? That's our destiny, is it not? To be so much like Jesus that people
    cannot tell the difference as we live and interact with a world that is
    blind to His love, life and grace. If we claim to know Him, we should live,
    walk and act as He would. Knowing Him is more than simply quoting Scripture
    and going to church. It's actually living the Word as life unfolds day to

    You are the apple of His eye even though we, too,
    have been bruised by a fall. He stopped what He was doing and picked you and
    me up on a hill called Calvary and paid in full for our damaged fruit.

    Please share this,,,, Sometimes we just take things
    for granted, when we really need to be sharing what we know. Thanks... GOD

    this actually made me teary-eyed
  2. It's a touching story.

    Call me a cynic, but some parts of the story sound somewhat contrived, though.
  3. Ah it's a beautiful story. In this busy day & age too many people are much too self absorbed to stop & think about others! very few repair the damage that they have done!
  4. I think the essential message is certainly a good one, and fully compliant with all faith traditions.

    However, if the story is based on a true one, it would have been more than a few years ago.

    What airline terminal would permit a blind girl to set up a table and sell apples?
  5. ^haha very true. Still a good message, though.
  6. A sweet story...makes you think...
  7. Good message that reminds us to be more compassionate :yes:
  8. Beautiful story.....
  9. Amen!
  10. What a touching story...sweet! Thanks for sharing!:yes: