Once a week, a simple-minded Christian friend dropped by a particular used car dealership where I was employed. He walked onto the sales lot and I went out to greet him. He asked questions about each car. I did my best to tell him what I knew about the vehicles. He had no money to buy one, but even so, he didn’t have a driver’s license. It was just a fun game of make-believe for him.
One morning, after my friend left, I walked back inside the dealership just in time to hear a salesmen make fun of my friend. The other salesmen guffawed along with the jokester.
The Holy Spirit came upon me at that moment. “Don’t you ever make fun of my brother again,” I proclaimed in a loud voice.
“What? He’s your brother?” asked the jokester.
“Yes! He’s my Christian brother and don’t you ever make fun of one of my Christian brothers again!”
“Even Jerry Falwell and Jimmy Swaggart?”
“Yes, they’re my brothers, too. Don’t you ever make fun of them again. Do you hear me?” I proclaimed.
Every salesman turned around and walked into his office. No one ever made fun of a Christian around me again at that dealership.
Today, I prayed:
Lord, help us American believers to be patient with our brothers and sisters in Christ, to make allowances for each other’s faults because of Your love, and to make every effort to keep ourselves united in the Spirit. (Ephesians 4:2)
What do you think and did the Lord speak to you today?
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