What kind of impression do you make on someone? After meeting you, do people know you have a relationship with Jesus Christ?
Recently, I was selling at a farmer’s market when a lady approached our produce booth. She began asking questions about our produce, but all of a sudden she stopped and said, “I know you.” I told her I didn’t think so, but she insisted that she did. She then said, “You’re a Christian.” I told her that I was. She then proceeded to tell me that she knew where I lived and that she had been to my house. By then I was starting to really worry. I asked her what her name was. When she told me, I remembered that I had met her approximately eighteen years ago through mutual friends. We discussed how we knew each other and had a great time catching up.
I will admit, as she told me that she knew me and where I lived, I got very nervous. Imagine someone coming and telling you these things and much more. I was beginning to wonder if this was some crazy person because she seemed to know too much about me.
As I thought back on our conversation, I had to laugh. Then I recalled her comment, “You’re a Christian.” We met eighteen years ago. While I do not feel that I was a strong Christian at that time, apparently I made enough of an impression that she remembered that I was a Christian. This makes me wonder if I make that impression on others. Do people know I’m a Christian by the way I act? I know I do not always approach situations in the most Christian manner.
I keep remembering that saying that we may be the only “Christ” that some people see. We must be aware of how we act and react to and around others. I am not sure what I did all those years ago that made her realize I was a Christian. I pray all who meet me see Christ in me and know that I’m a Christian!
What impression do you make?
Do other people know you are a Christian?