Chuck Winter, retired Charis Fellowship pastor in the Pacific Northwest, writes regularly for the The Good Life, a monthly publication in Central Washington that focuses on faith and community. In January, he wrote about the importance of knowing Jesus. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article, on page 12, of the PDF of the free publication.
Don’t I know you?
We were hastening through a crowded New York JFK terminal when my wife, Marilyn, spotted him. He was a well-known Christian singer and she managed to say “Hello” and shake his hand before the hurrying crowds separated us. She almost missed seeing him. It was the highlight of our short visit in New York. His name? Johnny Cash. He went unnoticed to those rushing wherever they were rushing to. But my wife had eyes to see. Oh, yes, when she told her parents on the Indiana farm who she had shaken hands with, her Dad was the first to grab “that hand that shook Johnny Cash’s hand.”
Our scripture tells us in John 1:10-11(NIV) that, “He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him.” The next verse reads, “Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God…”
Click here to read the complete article, on page 12, of the PDF of the free publication.