The Christian Public Servant – “being singled-out”

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April 20, 2018 – Friday

Reading

Matthew 26:73 [NLT] After a little while, those standing there went up to Peter and said, “Surely you are one of them; your accent gives you away.”

Reflection

Last week a Christian brother on Life Row was attacked by another brother who is not a Christian. My Christian brother was not doing anything wrong. He didn’t owe the other brother anything. He was just happy in the spirit of the Lord when the other brother saw him, became angry at the joy he saw, and attacked my Christian brother.

The Word tells of Peter being singled out because of his accent. Even though he denied Christ, not once but three times that evening, Peter was really targeted because of his association with Christ. And a powerful testimony developed because of Peter being singled out.

Like my Christian brother here on Life Row, sometimes I am singled-out because of my faith in Christ. Never physically attacked, but ridiculed and sometimes taunted. While Life Row is different, are not Christians singled-out where you live and work? Ridiculed by people who are as angry about their lives as that other brother on Life Row is angry about his. Fact is, when you are attacked, physically or by humiliation, a powerful testimony will glorify Christ.

Today at work, what will give you away that connects you with Christ? Paul’s fear in the dark of night? My brother’s joy in the light of day? Either way, at some point count on being singled-out. And one more powerful testimony will glorify Christ.

Prayer

Father, in the name of Jesus, I pray. It is a blessing, being singled-out because of my love for You. All that You give me today, let it flow from my life so it will lead others to you. Amen.

Jimmy Davis, Jr.
Z-557 Unit N-10
death row
Holman Correctional Facility
Alabama Department of Corrections
Atmore, Alabama USA

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