Several years ago, a preacher from out-of-state accepted a call to a
church in Houston, Texas. Some weeks after he arrived, he had an
occasion to ride the bus from his home to the downtown area. When he
sat down, he discovered that the driver had accidentally given him a
quarter too much change. As he considered what to do, he thought to
himself, 'You'd better give the quarter back. It would be wrong to
keep it.' Then he thought, 'Oh, forget it, it's only a quarter. Who
would worry about this little amount? Anyway, the bus company gets
too much fare; they will never miss it. Accept it as a 'gift from
God' and keep quiet.'
When his stop came, he paused momentarily at the door, and then he
handed the quarter to the driver and said, 'Here, you gave me too much
The driver, with a smile, replied, 'Aren't you the new preacher in
'Yes' he replied.
'Well, I have been thinking a lot lately about going somewhere to
worship. I just wanted to see what you would do if I gave you too
much change. I'll see you at church on Sunday.'
When the preacher stepped off of the bus, he literally grabbed the
nearest light pole, held on, and said, 'Oh God, I almost sold your Son
for a quarter.'
Our lives are the only Bible some people will ever read. This is a
really scary example of how much people watch us as Christians, and
will put us to the test! Always be on guard -- and remember -- You
carry the name of Christ on your shoulders when you call yourself
Watch your thoughts; they become words.
Watch your words; they become actions.
Watch your actions; they become habits.
Watch your habits; they become character.
Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.
I'm glad a friend forwarded this to me as a reminder. So, I choose to
forward it to you - my friend. God bless you; I hope you are having a
If you don't pass this on to anybody, nothing bad will happen; but, if
you do, you will have ministered to someone.
The Will of God will never take you to where the Grace of God will not
Stay FAITHFUL and Be GRATEFUL!