Story Time- Remembered for My Jokes :)

A few weeks an interaction gave me cause to ponder how people know us or should I say what they know us by. How we treat people and interact with them develops our reputation in their minds.

I had an appointment for my first of three knee injections. The clinic has three or four receptionists working. The one I approached remembered me from December the last time I had the series of injections. When I walked up to her, she started laughing and said, “You’re back. What joke do you have today?”


Yesterday as I walked in, she printed out my paperwork before talking with me, handed it to me, and smiled. Yes I shared a few of my splendidly humorous jokes with her. She calls me by first name before looking at an insurance card or ID.

We leave impressions on people in life. Those impressions are how they know or at least feel they know us. Jesus spoke about it more than once.

In John 13 he taught the disciples that by their love for each other people would know they were his disciples.

“By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

For those of us who follow Jesus, we would do well to remember this in our relationships with other believers.

He spoke to them about unity in John 17 and that through unity people will know God the Father sent Jesus.

“I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.”

In a warning about false prophets Jesus acknowledged we know people by how they live their lives.

“A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.  Therefore by their fruits you will know them”

How we treat people with first impression, other interactions over time, develops the reputation we have in the eyes of other people.

I won’t be back in that clinic until December. Hopefully she will be working, so I can tell her some more of my brilliant jokes. 🙂

Thank you for reading. God Bless.

37 thoughts on “Story Time- Remembered for My Jokes :)

  1. They will know we are Christians by our love. I remember singing this song as a teenager. The world is watching. Thanks for the reminder, Matt. I hope your knees are feeling better. Blessings.

      1. I am doing well, Matt. Thank you for asking. We have the week off from Summer school, so I’ve been reading, commenting and posting more than I usually am able to. There are so many anointed folks here on WP sharing God’s truth.

  2. Beautiful and so true!! We set an example for better or worse by our words and actions…praying mine will be a reflection of Him!
    Love your jokes, laughter is such a wonderful gift!!

  3. I totally agree with this message. I remember people by their action or reaction towards me and I know they feel the same. However, I never gave it any deep thought. It is important that our imprint on the lives of others are that of love first, regardless of our feelings and circumstances. i will take this from your post. Thanks for the reminder. P.s. I need to read some of these jokes that precede you. LOL. Have a great day.

      1. thanks
        Here is another one
        Whenever I see a sign for a garage sale, I always wonder where they will park their car after they sell the garage

  4. This is such a wonderful story. It’s true that we should greet people with love and positivity so that’s how they’ll remember us and recognise us as God’s people. I’ve never understood people that go out of their way to live bitter impressions on people when they could just be loving instead.

  5. So true. I heard someone once say, people will always remember how you made them feel. It’s important to treat others with kindness.

      1. I hope so, that’s my goal. I went back to work Tuesday so vacation is over but we still have the weekend. We will ride bikes at a park in Va Beach today. I hope you enjoy your weekend. 🤗

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