Tuesday, March 23, 2010

A Shopkeeper's Story

If you are interested in reading a compelling Easter narrative, then Charles Swindoll's book Suddenly One Morning is a must read.  The story is through the eyes of a weathered Jewish shopkeeper on the main street of Jerusalem.  He notices a crowd gathering outside his shop.  Stepping outside his door, he looks down the street, expecting to see Roman soldiers throwing their weight around or a group of haughty Pharisees walking along in their religious garb, praying oh so holily.  But all he sees is an ordinary young Jewish man on a donkey.  As Jesus passes he glances at the shopkeeper and his eyes see him, really see him for who he is deep down.  Mesmerized, he pursues this mysterious man and his life changes forever.

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