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I SEE YOU, AND JESUS SEES YOU


A burglar the neighborhood watching for homes left unguarded by people leaving for vacation. He watched as a family loaded their suitcases into their car and departed. He waited until dark and then approached the front door and rang the bell. There was no answer. The burglar neatly picked the lock and let himself in. He called into the darkness, "Is anybody home?" He was stunned when he heard a voice in reply, "I see you, and Jesus sees you."


Terrified, the burglar called out, "Who's there?" Again the voice came back, "I see you, and Jesus sees you."


The burglar switched on his flashlight and aimed it in the direction of the voice. He was instantly relieved when his light revealed a caged parrot reciting the refrain, "I see you, and Jesus sees you."


The burglar laughed out loud and switched on the lights. Then he saw it. Beneath the parrot's cage was a huge Doberman pinscher. Then the parrot said, "Attack, Jesus, attack!"


Joking aside, the real Jesus does see us in everyday life, and we need to see like him!


(From a sermon by Mark Roper, Seeing Through the Eyes of Jesus, 12/12/2009)

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