Sharing Sunday: faux hawks & flat bills united in service

As our pastor continues to lead us through the book of John, my eyes are opened to a newness of Christ and living for Him.

And as Caleb sketches BK’s sermons, I am seeing the Word through the eyes of a child.

As well as having my self-nurtured skepticism and prejudices exposed.

In the seventeenth chapter of John, we find Jesus praying for His disciples.


And our pastor draws our imaginations into a deeper understanding.

Imagine hearing Jesus pray for you.

Our minds percolate with thoughts of being one of the chosen.

A disciple of Christ.

And hearing Him pray aloud with the words from His own mouth.  Thoughts from His own heart.

Intercessions for His own.


My mind stirs with images of the disciples.

Clean shaven.  Modest dress.  Mature.

Listening.  Absorbing.

And then I catch a glimpse of Caleb’s sketch.

Pencil marks mirroring the reflection of a child’s mind.


Caleb’s visual description of Christ’s modern-day disciples.

Not the expected speculations by my design.


Nevertheless, ones who have chosen today to follow Christ.


Hearts surrendered just inches below faux hawks.

Submitted spirits sheltered below the flat bills of ball caps.



All shapes, sizes and styles.

But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or his stature, because I have rejected him. Man does not see what the Lord sees, for man sees what is visible, but the Lord sees the heart.”

United with purpose in service.

Hearts hidden from what is visible to man yet pledging allegiance to their King.


10 thoughts on “Sharing Sunday: faux hawks & flat bills united in service”

  1. Living for Christ, being a disciple…these things I have pondered much lately. Jesus told his disciples three things were required to be His disciple (Matthew 16:24)…. deny myself (ouch, I can’t be first?), take up my cross (suffer…really?) and then follow Christ. Am I like the multitudes that followed Christ in Matthew 19:2; they followed Jesus to have their needs met… about me I have to ask.

    Do I seek HIS “presents” or His “presence? He is worthy of so much more than I have given!

    Thanks Cristal and Caleb!

    1. You are right on, Scott. This morning, God was showing me that a disciple full of the cares of this world is like an unfaithful spouse. Saying we are united to Him but not trusting Him is similiar to infidelity. Ouch.

  2. Sad enough but so true many of us only seek what He can give us. When we just need to seek His presence for when you are in His presence you will receive everything you need. Our minds must be changed in order to know the heart of God. We can’t pretend anymore it’s time to get real with God for the time is coming and I for one don’t want to be one who never did anything for Him besides just getting saved. It’s more to it than that..

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