Blessed Reflection

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. (Matthew 5:9)

Eric Liddell, the Scottish runner who’s life was portrayed in the movie Chariots of Fire, was well known for his God given running talent and abilities to excel in track and field. But there is more to his life that is even more intriguing to me. Eric Liddell serve as a missionary in China for twenty years after his Olympic success, the last two in a Japanese internment camp during World War II. He was known as a peacemaker among his fellow prisoners and whenever there was a flare up among groups or individuals in the stressful environment of the prison camp, Liddell’s life and his deep conviction to remain faithful to Christ, left a deep impression on everyone. When a Japanese guard asked why Liddell was not at roll call one day, a¬†fellow guard¬†told him that Eric had died unexpectedly a few hours earlier that morning. The guard paused, then replied, “Liddell was a Christian, wasn’t he?” Liddell spoke no Japanese; the guard spoke no English. Their only direct contact was at roll call twice a day. How did the guard know that Liddell was a Christian? He must have seen Eric as he resolved conflicts among his peers in the camp.

Jesus said, ” Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” (Matthew 5:16)

Dear Christian friend, Are you allowing the Light of your Savior’s life to be seen in you? Can another person whom you might not even know very well, know without any doubt that your faith and trust is in Christ? The world is watching us, let’s give them something to glorify God our Father for, a life that is true to the One who gave Himself for us!

May the Lord bless your walk today!

Author: rontrujillo

Married 37 years We have six children. All of whom are adult. Three are married one of them blessed us with three beautiful grandchildren. Retired Firefighter @ Boeing Aircraft 37 years (Formally McDonnell Douglas) Born Again Summer of 1981

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