Noticing the Noticeable

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Occasionally, something which is obviously noticeable gets noticed.

And so it was recently, when a middle-aged man was noticed one morning walking–or rather walking and shuffling–down a city street.

The man was easy to notice.

The man–who sported  a kept, gray beard–was pulling a handcart loaded down with six-packs of bottled water which had been secured with bungee cords to the cart. He was wearing a heavy, tan work jacket, no gloves and a beat-up baseball cap which could best be described as “distressed.”

Though this man was pulling his cart with one hand, his other hand was not idle.  It was carrying a transparent, one-gallon, thick plastic, empty jug (the kind one might use to transport kerosene).

NONE of this would usually have attracted much more than a passing notice EXCEPT…

What WAS noticeable about the man: he was wearing fairly nice tennis shoes with the backs cut out of them.

This scene–when taken in as a whole–prompted several questions.

Where was the man going with all of that bottled water?

Where had the man come from?

Why were the backs cut out of his tennis shoes?

Was this a choice he had made OR was he forced by circumstances beyond his control to cut the backs out of his tennis shoes?

Were his feet swollen for some reason?

Did cutting the backs out of his shoes make them more comfortable?

Were his shoes–or some condition which had forced him to cut the backs out of his shoes–responsible for the slight catch in his step?

Was he an example of how man adapts to his circumstance?

ALL were questions which piqued the interest of the onlooker.

After the man had walked/shuffled around the corner and out of sight, the realization hit that these questions would likely remain unanswered forever.

EXCEPT for one particular question: Did the man want to be noticed?

That question WAS answered.

Whether he wanted to be or not, the man was noticeable–at least to one onlooker who was previously unfamiliar with him and his unusual footwear.

It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

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DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

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“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: December 16, 2019.]


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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier

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