I had to go to the doctor this week for a CT Scan of my arm.  Being that I still like to learn new things (curious), I asked to have the scan explained to me.  Wow! Those things are amazing.  It showed the smallest detail of the bone that I had broken.  The plate and screws were very plain as was the healing break. Very interesting stuff, but I’m different that way, liking the unusual. The inside was as plain as day.  I started thinking about how transparent I must be to Jesus.  He doesn’t need a machine to look inside my heart.  He has the ability to know my true feelings.  I can give mouth service to something, but Jesus knows if I mean it or not.  If you think about it, that’s kind of scary.  You can’t hide! We may think we have hidden something.  That is not the case! We are having a constant CT Scan by our Savior.  That got my attention. I have to say it bothered me for a little bit.  Then came the reality.  Since Jesus knows my every thought, movement, and event of my life (inside and outside), shouldn’t I concentrate more on living a Jesus life? Shouldn’t I want to live a life pleasing to Jesus?  After all, He is the true living Savior that saved my lost soul.  He died and bled deep red blood for my sins before I was even born.  He knew I was going to come along, so He paid the price for me and for you before hand.  Goodness, that is almost more than I can comprehend! The truth to concentrate on is that Jesus died for my sins!

This made me examine my own self.  Do I just talk the talk or do I walk the walk of a Christian?  Word are cheap.  Anyone can tell you what you want to hear.  Actions speak loudly! If I say I am a Christian but show no love or caring for others, I have said only words.  If I am truly a Christian, I shouldn’t have to tell someone.  It should be seen in my actions, thus walking the Christian walk.  If I think I’m hiding my true self from Jesus, then I’d better regroup pretty quickly!  Hiding is not an option with Jesus.  The way I speak, treat others, show kindness, and caring to others is certainly not hidden from Jesus, but is very obvious to others watching me.  I don’t want to be a mouth service Christian. I want to be a clear and obvious CT Scan for Jesus.  I want people to want some of what I have! Joy down in my heart! Love for others! Most of all to see the love I have for our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and especially the love Jesus has for me.

This caused me to look at myself clearly as Jesus sees me.  The saying I learned as a young child in Sunday School came back to me, “ Would I still do what I am getting ready to do if Jesus was standing beside me?” That’s just a good rule to follow.  That has stopped me from doing things I shouldn’t do.  Jesus sees me as I am , not as I pretend to be.  Have you looked at your internal CT Scan lately? When you do, I pray you find the truths in there that need to be there.  If you don’t find the truth of Jesus Christ in there, it’s time that you did.  Or if you know Jesus is there but you need to fix some breaks, do it before it is too late and heals crooked.  We are loved so much.  Shouldn’t we return the love by showing others Jesus is inside us? Pray hard and read the truth, the Bible, to fix those cracks and breaks in your soul.  God Bless Amen

Goodloe Community Church, Pastor: Brother Jeff Brown, 1901 Wesley Chapel Rd, Quitman, AR 72131

Sunday School: 9:30AM, Worship: 10:15 AM, Sunday and Wednesday Nights: 6PM