The coward …

There was a time when Alexander the Great ruled much of the known world. At the height of his success, a soldier was brought to him in chains, with the accusation that the soldier refused to fight.

Alexander the Great look at the man and asked, “What is your name?”

“Alexander,” replied the soldier.

The great leader raised his eyebrows, and for a moment, stood quietly in thought.

Then, looking the soldier directly in the eyes he said, “You must either fight, quit the army, or change your name.”

Alexander the Great couldn’t bear the idea of a coward with the same name.

Just as the soldier bore Alexander’s name, as Christian’s we bear the name of Christ. How well do you represent Him?

“You are the light of the world — like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father,” Matthew 5:16.