His name is Bill. He has wild hair, wears a T-shirt with holes in it, jeans and no shoes.

He is brilliant. Kind of profound and very bright. He became a Christian while attending college.

Across the street from the campus is a well-dressed, very conservative church. They want to develop a ministry to the students but are not sure how to go about it.

One day, Bill decides to go there. He walks in with no shoes, jeans, his T-shirt, and wild hair. The service has already started and so Bill starts down the aisle looking for a seat.

The church is completely packed and he can’t find a seat. By now, people are really looking a bit uncomfortable, but no one says anything.

Bill gets closer and closer to the pulpit, and when he realizes there are no seats, he just squats down right on the carpet.

By now, the people are really uptight, and the tension in the air is thick.

About this time, the minister realizes that from way at the back of the church, a deacon is slowly making his way toward Bill.

The deacon is in his eighties, has silver-gray hair, and a three-piece suit. A godly man, very elegant, dignified and courtly. He walks with a cane and, as he starts walking toward this boy, everyone is thinking that you can’t blame him for what he’s going to do.

How can you expect a man of his age and of his background to understand some college kid on the floor?

It takes a long time for the man to reach the boy.

The church is utterly silent except for the clicking of the man’s cane. All eyes are focused on him. You can’t even hear anyone breathing. The minister can’t even preach the sermon until the deacon does what he has to do.

And now, they see this elderly man drop his cane on the floor. With great difficulty, he lowers himself and sits down next to Bill so he won’t be alone.

Everyone chokes up with emotion.

When the minister gains control, he says, “What I’m about to preach, you will never remember. What you have just seen, you will never forget.”

Be careful how you live. You may be the only living Bible some people will ever read.

17 Responses to The Living Bible

  1. Beau says:

    Im obliged for the blog article.Thanks Again. Much obliged.

  2. Darlyn says:

    I feel so blesses everytime I browse on this website. That story is amazingly made.
    God Bless to all the writers and people behind in this organization.

    Thank you.

  3. Sunday Jonathan says:

    This is a reminder that as Christians, we must act like Jesus Christ always. God the Potter, you have our permission to break, mold and shape us to whom you want us to be for Your glory alone. The Blood of Jesus Christ will not be in vain in our lives in Jesus’ name, AMEN

  4. Franklin Tetteh says:

    Oh God bless this old man and all his family may the angel of the lord visite them in Jesus name AMEN

  5. garry says:

    When you ask “What would Jesus Do ?”, THAT IS WHAT HE WOULD DO !!!!!

  6. Carole says:

    Lord, thank you for sending this blessing to, today, and help me to LIVE YOUR WORD. In Your Name…..amen

  7. Harvey says:

    WOW!!!! Powerful Message.

    • Olga crabtree says:

      I want to live like this…Jesus,please help me to live what I believe! Use me,send me,whisper your secrets to me.Remind me that you have created me and I am beautifully and wonderfully made.Remind me once again,not to fear.Show me how not to take the path of least resistance,but to honor you not only with my worship and with my words but,my actions as well. Amen

  8. milton says:

    praise the lord!
    lord is good all the time

  9. G. E. A. Fraper says:

    Let us live for the good and benefit of others and for the glory of God. Let us be the channel for Christ’s message.

  10. louis maina says:

    This deacon is very wise and think God had some wisdom in the deacon to do what he did

  11. Catherine says:

    What a beautiful real story and may we emulate the old.

  12. Juliet says:

    you are right you never know who is llooking at u so please carry Jesus within u everytime everywhere

  13. Eagle says:

    What a heart moving story.

  14. Doonen says:

    This is motivating.God bless the Deacon for such humility,let us emulate this show of meekness.

  15. David says:

    Oh lord God give the grace to follow, thank you!

  16. Lucy Kontominas says:

    What a beautiful message and word of encouragement. Lets us all come alive together with Gods word.
    Thank you for sharing your message with me
    Lucy 🙂

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