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  • July 11, 2014 - Reflections

    By Jean S. Horner
    The other day while walking down a corridor in a public building, I saw what appeared to be someone walking toward me. On coming closer, I found it was my own reflection in a huge mirror. For a moment it frightened me. Somehow a full-length reflection of one’s self is a startling thing. ...

Vantage Point: Undercover God

People. They come in all shapes and sizes. For most who cross our paths, this is all we see, their appearance ... the wrapper. And while we all know the old saying, “You can’t judge a book by its cover,” in reality, that’s what most of us do most of the time.

And it’s a shame, because we’re often wrong.

There are gems hidden in misleading packages. In the TV series Undercover Boss, executives go incognito into entry-level jobs in their organizations. They discover human jewels tucked away in their corporations.

Jesus took on human flesh, was born a Jew in Bethlehem, and came as “Undercover God” two millennia ago.

Even if we’re right when we judge someone by his or her appearance, here’s something we just don’t see enough: just how valuable that person is to God. And that’s what we should be concerned about more than anything.

Convoy of Hope has made it their business to emphasize this hidden reality.

My wife has been connected with Convoy of Hope for many years. Peggy is a people person, so Convoy events and ministry are right up her alley. Thousands of others have discovered this same appeal. If you care about people, Convoy of Hope is for you.

And in every Convoy event, there is an Undercover God. In Scripture, He reveals His identity when the sheep are divided from the goats, the ones who passed the test from those who failed:

“For I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me. ... Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me” (Matthew 25:35,36,40, NKJV).

With every needy person, there is an Undercover God nearby. And when you minister to those in need, you do it to Him. Then, like the undercover boss, when the time is right, He will reward those who pass the test and punish those who don’t.

This issue features an organization that has clearly passed the test — Convoy of Hope.

Ken Horn

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