Recently in bible study, a class member, Karen, shared a story about an experiment she took part in years ago at her old church. She explained that a Jesus doll was given & passed along to different people to take with them wherever they went. They were supposed to log their experience with the Jesus doll in a journal that went along with the doll. Karen said that in most cases the Jesus doll was left in the car. Not taken into the grocery store, not taken into work, not taken into school, you get the point. How sad.
Our topic the last few weeks in class has been the Holy Spirit. (We are reading the book "Forgotten God" by Francis Chan). The Holy Spirit is God. He is with us. At all times. Everywhere. When you stub your toe & say a cuss word, He hears it. He is right there. When someone cuts you off in traffic, and you think or say or do unkind things, He sees it. He is right there. When you tell a lie, or half truth, he knows. Anything you say or do or think, He sees, hears & knows. You can't hide from Him. You can't leave Him in the car.
Just because you are not sitting in a pew, & just because it's not Sunday; does not give us an excuse or green light to do as we please. If you profess to be a Christian, then you should want to honor Him everyday, in all ways. If we only act like Christians on Sunday, or when our Grandma is around, then we are being a hypocrite. (That is what non-Christians dislike about us.) That is cheap grace. Christ died an expensive death. He bought you, he paid for all your sins. Behave like He is with you, because He is.
Now the fun part!!! Print out Jesus (like Flat Stanley), color Him & take Him with you everywhere. Pin Him on your pocket, uniform, on your purse or backpack. Take photos with Him & share. Print out copies of Him & keep extras with you so others can participate. Take Him everywhere, don't leave Him in the car, at home, or even stuffed in your purse. Jesus commanded us to witness about Him. So print Him out, what a way to witness!
Download / print your Flat Jesus here: http://www.wordofpeace.org/filerequest/2551
OR click the picture on the right. Click the bottom right square, under the Jesus'. You will have 2 Jesus'. One for you& one to share!
These photos below are ones I found on-line, not mine. After I print mine out, I'll be sure to post an update with photos & any comments I received while taking my Flat Jesus with me around town. I'd love to hear about your experience with this too! #flatjesus