A young lady name Sally, related an experience she had in a seminary class, given by her teacher, professor Smith. She said Professor Smith was known for his elaborate object lessons.
One particular day, Sally walked in and knew they were in for another interesting class. On the wall was a big target and on a nearby table were many darts. Prof. Smith told the students to draw a picture of someone that they disliked or someone who had made them angry and he would allow them to throw darts at the person’s picture. (picture in your mind a person for a target).
The girl on Sally’s right drew a picture of a someone who had stolen her boyfriend. A guy on her left drew a picture of his father. Sally boldly drew a very recognizable picture of another professor at the seminary. She was pleased with her artistic effects.
The class lined up and began throwing darts, with much laughter and hilarity. Some of the darts were thrown with such force that their targets were ripping apart. Sally looked forward to her turn, and was filled with disappointment when Prof. Smith asked the students to return to their seats.
As Sally sat down, she was angry because she didn’t have a chance to throw any darts at her target. Prof. Smith then began removing the target from the wall.
Underneath the target was a picture of Jesus ….
A complete hush fell over the room as each student viewed the damaged picture of Jesus; holes and jagged marks covered His face and His eyes were pierced out.
Prof. Smith said only these words, “In as much as ye have done it unto the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto Me.”
No other words were necessary; the tear – filled eyes of each student focused only on the picture of Christ. The students remained in their seats … even after the bell rang … then slowly left the classroom, tears streaming down their faces.
“Ad the King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.’ Matthew 25 : 40
The Lord is not slow in keeping His promise, as some understand slowness.
He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. II Pet. 3:9