The Saint and the Murderer

Two guys were drinking in a bar. As they were drinking, they started arguing, one guy pounced on his friend and started beating him up. After a long beating he realized that his friend was no longer breathing, he had already died instantly.

Then the guy started running away with his shirt covered in blood. Those who were watching the fight started chasing after him. He ran to the house of a Christian man, knocked and said, “Can u please hide me? I have killed a person and people are chasing after me.” The Christian man replied, “But where am I going to hide you in my one room apartment?” The murderer replied, “There is no time to waste here; just think of anywhere you can hide me.”

After some time of thinking, the Christian man said to the murderer, “Give me your shirt and take my shirt, but remember to keep my shirt clean!” They exchanged their shirts.Then as soon as the Christian man opened the door, people started beating him and he was badly injured such that he was taken to the police station. From the police station, the case was taken to Court and the man was found guilty of murder. He was sentenced to death.

At this time, the real murderer was safe at home but was feeling so guilty that he ran to the Court and said, “Can you please release that innocent man? I am the real murderer!” The Judge replied, “Unfortunately it’s too late. You see the man has already been hanged.”

The real murderer ran to the police grounds where the man was hanged and for sure he found him dead, hanging. He knelt down and cried his eyes out and said to himself, ” You paid for my crime!” He remembered the Christian man’s last words to him: “KEEP MY SHIRT CLEAN!!!” That’s how the real murderer repented and became a Christian!

Fact or fiction, this is exactly what Jesus did for us. He died for the crimes which he did not commit on the cross of Calvary. Both of these statement is true about what Jesus did: He paid the dept I could not pay. I owe the dept I could not pay.

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Recently, when I was going to bed after using my bathroom, I started hearing sound of drops of water from the tap in slow successions, but since it was dropping into an empty bucket, I decided to let it be.

But, alas! When I woke up the next morning, around 5am, the bucket was almost full! I was surprised that just drops even in such slow successions could produce that much. I couldn’t help it, ‘Just drops?!’ I questioned rhetorically.

But the following night, I made sure that the tap in my bathroom was locked completely and I checked the bucket and saw that it was empty, though wet. Then I went to sleep.

I guess you already know what I saw the next morning. The bucket was not wet as I had left it, but it was now dry!

Then I realized the importance of a drop and how much difference it can make in all ramifications of one’s life compared to a dry tap.

Imagine letting the drops be for a year, I would be scooping with drums at the end of the year!

So, how about that drop of savings?

How about that drop of kindness and love everyday?

How about a drop of reading useful books today and every day?

How about that drop of a verse of the Bible today and every day?

How about that drop of prayer today and every day?

How about a drop of worship today and every day?

How about a drop of step towards your God-given dream today and every day?

How about a drop of giving into your heavenly account?

What virtue and discipline will you start today in little drops?

Never neglect the importance of a drop, for when the harvest time comes, you would have made a big difference.

….Ponder on these thoughts”

This story/message did not originate from Zionites. Zionites is a mere channel through which inspirational messages are conveyed.

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