Tuesday, September 20, 2016

In Living Color

  Benjamin Franklin loved to experiment.  Either with kite strings and electricity or adapting his eyeglasses so he could use them to see both near and far, Franklin love to figure out new things and improve on old ways.

    One of the discoveries Franklin made was that plaster could be used as an effective fertilizer.  His neighbors weren’t buying into his claims, however.  To convince them, he went to a well-traveled path by a field that was about to be seeded.  He scratched letters into the ground and sprinkled plaster in them.

  After a few weeks, the grain began to grow, and some of the grains were noticeably greener and taller than the rest.  The grains formed a message “THIS HAS BEEN PLASTERED”. 

  Franklin didn’t have to argue with his neighbors anymore; the proof was there in bright green living color.

  There are people we try to convince of the benefits of faith in Christ Jesus that just don’t seem to be listening.  Maybe it is simply because they only hear words and don’t see them played out in our lives. In James 2:18 we read “But someone may well say, "You have faith and I have works; show me your faith without the works, and I will show you my faith by my works."

  Is our faith being displayed for the world to see? Does it stick out from everything else?  Are we more vibrant because of the hope we have?

  What message is being projected by the way we live our lives?

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