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Life Application

Happy New Year!

I think it would be fun to start off the new year with a joke.

A man was being tailgated by a stressed out woman on a busy boulevard.
Suddenly, the light turned yellow, just in front of him. He did the right thing,
stopping at the crosswalk, even though he could have beaten the red light by
accelerating through the intersection.

The tailgating woman was furious and honked her horn, screaming in frustration as she missed her chance to get through the intersection, dropping her cell phone and makeup.As she was still in mid-rant, she heard a tap on her window and looked up into the face of a very serious police officer.

The officer ordered her to exit her car with her hands up. He took her to the police station where she was searched, finger printed, photographed, and placed in a holding cell. After a couple of hours, a policeman approached the cell and opened the door. She was escorted back to the booking desk where the arresting officer was waiting with her personal effects.

He said, ‘I’m very sorry for this mistake. You see, I pulled up behind your car while you were blowing your horn, flipping off the guy in front of you, and cussing a blue
streak at him. I noticed the ‘What Would Jesus Do’ bumper sticker, the ‘Choose
Life’ License plate holder, the ‘Follow Me to Sunday-School’ bumper Sticker, and
the chrome-plated Christian fish emblem on the trunk.

Naturally…I assumed you had stolen the car.’

As you go through this year make sure you are representing correctly what you say you are. I heard a quote from someone, and I think it has a lot of truth to it, “The number one cause of atheism in the world today is Christians…. Christians who acknowledge Jesus by their lips, and deny Him by their lifestyle.”

If you are not going to be witnessing to people to bring them to the Lord, at the very least make sure you are not sending them away from your attitude. Jesus paid too high a price for you to use His name to live like the rest of the world and give Him a bad name.

Have a happy New Year everyone! May you be blessed as you serve our Lord Jesus Christ this year in a way you never have before.

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Jon Zenor

Jon is the founder and leader of ETM, a ministry dedicated to sharing the gospel across the Internet. You can find more information about him on his personal website,

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