I’m realistic enough to know that if I did ever get the opportunity to be face-to-face with them, I would clam up!
Reference: Those who went ahead and those who followed shouted,
“Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” (Mark 11:9 NIV)
Explore: If you could meet anyone in the whole world, who would it be? A sports star, a political giant, a singing phenomenon, an academic hero?
There are a number of great people in this world that I would feel honoured to meet; people who have impacted me from afar. However, I’m realistic enough to know that if I did ever get the opportunity to be face-to-face with them, I would clam up!
How do you express love and appreciation to someone who doesn’t know you? It’s a real balance between showing your admiration, but still acting cool so they are impressed in return!
Application: It’s highly unlikely that I would ever meet my hero, although it is guaranteed that I will meet my ultimate role model – Jesus. How will I respond?
Will I be lost for words or suddenly get verbal diarrhoea? Will I bask in His glory or fall to my knees in honour?
It’s hard to know what I’ll do when I meet my Saviour face-to-face, but I have plenty of opportunities to practice in the meantime. I believe that, while I may not always get a glimpse of Him, Jesus is well aware of me and what I am doing.
Therefore, no matter what I do throughout the day, I should act in such a way as if my hero is watching.
Prayer: Lord, at times we can get so wrapped up in our own lives that we forget to make You a key part of it. May we be reminded of Your constant presence in our lives and live in such a way that we would make You proud. Amen.
How would you act if your hero was watching?
This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.