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The News Anchor

In the same way, every good tree produces good fruit, but a bad tree produces bad fruit.  Matthew 7:18 NCV

Photo courtesy of pixabay.News anchors represent the station they work for and should do so as well as possible. 

I once worked for a shopping channel. Coleen, a local newscaster, asked Duane, who worked in the scene shop, to do something for her. Because of her notoriety, Duane had an idea of what she would be like, or so he thought. Apparently, Coleen didn’t measure up to Duane’s unrealistic standards. 

When we see news anchors on our television every night, we have preconceived ideas about them. The same goes for Christians. When people see how we act in public at times, it makes me wonder if we send the wrong message.

Jesus talks about producing good fruit. When I think about good fruit, I think about my behavior. We need to consider how well we represent Christ. How do we handle adversity at the checkout counter or at work?

On occasion, I have really blown it and lost my temper at the store and at work. After one store incident, I became convicted and drove back to the store to apologize. 

As Christians, our challenge is to produce good fruit so that other people can see God in us. The only way to do this is to pray and ask the Lord for help.

What are you showing to others through your actions?

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Ken Ebright

Ken Ebright is a former Minnesotan who lives in Belleville, Illinois. He plays a keyboard, sings in a men’s choir, and does street witnessing.