In his book "A Life Beyond Amazing", Dr. David Jeremiah shares a story in his chapter on "A Life of Integrity" that spoke to me enough that I want to share it with my readers. Here is the story.
"Several years ago I read a tale about a group of salesmen who were leaving a Chicago convention and were late getting to O'Hare Airport for their flight home. As they hurried into the terminal, they heard the last call for their flight. They began to run through the busy airport, dodging and weaving through the crowd, their carry-on luggage careening behind them. Two of the men crashed into a table stacked with beautiful baskets of apples, overturning it. Apples bounced and rolled everywhere, but the men kept running. They reached their gate just as it was closing and managed to board the plane.
All except one man. He stopped and told his companions to go on; he'd catch a later flight. Conscience-stricken, he turned back and found the young boy who managed the apple stand on his knees, in tears, groping for the scattered apples and baskets.
The salesman got on his knees beside the boy, gathered apples and baskets, and helped him set up his display again. Some of the baskets were damaged, many apples were bruised, and a few were missing. He opened his wallet and placed three large bills in the boy's hand. "Here, take this," he said. "It will more than cover the cost of the damage. I'm very sorry we messed up your day. Are you okay, now?"
The boy nodded his thanks through his tears, and the salesman turned back to the lobby to arrange for a new flight home. He hadn't walked far before the boy called out, "Mister …" As he paused and turned around, the boy said, "Are you Jesus?"
No one could receive a greater complement than to be mistaken for Jesus. It happened to this man because he allowed himself "to be conformed to the image of His Son" (Romans 8:29). That is the call laid on every Christian, and when we respond to it, we become faithful to the will of God and reflect His character. That is what it means to be a person of integrity."
"The godly walk with integrity; blessed are their children who follow them." Proverbs 20:7 NLT.
When is the last time that someone thought that because of our actions that we might be Jesus?