Saturday, March 4, 2017


And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect. Romans 12:2 (NAS)

Early one morning as I knelt in prayer facing into the woods, the russet leaves of the forest floor began to move. Before my eyes, what I had not seen came to life as five deer rose from their beds.

The color of their coats perfectly blended to match the surroundings. As they moved through the trees I could not easily distinguish them from the fallen leaves except for the occasional flick of a white tail signaling caution.

The moment caused me to reflect on my walk as a Christian. Was I blending too well with society? Like the flash of the white tail, did my Christianity show up only as needed?

Or, was I more like the cardinal showing up with a bright flash and a cheerful song, unashamedly proclaiming my hope in Jesus Christ?

It is so easy to blend. We can do it by standing in silence in the face of injustice and not offering a helping hand or a badly needed encouraging word. Perhaps we do it without even being aware. How about those times when we are blessed and forget to give God the glory and praise that belongs to Him?

Nonetheless, inaction or reticence to step out and proclaim Christ in all situations is like withholding bread from a starving person.

I want to be known as a Christ follower in all that I do and say, so that others will see and know Jesus.

Father, help us to drop our camouflage and proudly wear the shining coat of salvation that others may see You. Amen.

 ©2017 Bonnie Mae Evans


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Evelyn R. said...

Wonderful story and example of true Christianity, Bonnie. Your coat of salvation truly shines for all to see that you are a follower of Christ Jesus. Love you. Evelyn