There was in a certain village, a very mean man who sold wood to his neighbors & who always took advantage of them by cutting his logs a few inches under the required four feet.
One day the report was circulated that the woodchopper had been saved. Nobody believed the report, for they all declared that he was beyond being reached.
One man, however, slipped quietly out of the grocery store where the ‘transformation’ was being discussed & soon came back running in excitement & shouted: "It's so! He has been!"
They all asked: "How do you know?"
"Why, I have been over & measured the wood that he cut yesterday. It is good four feet long!"
That testimony convinced the crowd.
This is, to be sure, a very homely incident, but it brings out the important truth that the person who accepts Christ must first of all become a new man - his new faith must make a difference in his life.
- Rufus M. Jones (moreillustrations.com)
2 Cor 5:17 (GW): “Whoever is a believer in Christ is a new creation. The old way of living has disappeared. A new way of living has come into existence.”
“To live is to change, and to be perfect is to have changed often.” - John Henry Newman.