On February 24, 2006, in
Beverly Hills, California, a well known actor passed away
at the age of 81. He starred in such TV shows and
movies as "In Search For Tomorrow," "The Last Time I Saw
Archie," "Move Over, Darling," and "The Prize Fighter."
Ring a bell yet?
Well, if you haven't been
watching the news over the weekend, maybe you are clueless
as to whom I am referring. Okay, so let me give you a few
- Deputy Sheriff
- Bullet in a shirt pocket
- Nip it in the bud
Now I'm sure everyone knows
who I'm talking about...Don Knotts. Don Knotts, who
played the bumbling Deputy on the Andy Griffith show,
will forever be known and identified as "Deputy Barney
Fife." One will never be able to think of Don Knotts
without thinking of his role as Barney Fife.
In Hollywood, that's called
"type-casting." In Christianity, it's called
discipleship. Would it not be wonderful to live in such
a fashion that when someone thinks of us, they think of
Jesus? What a noble goal! May we so lived that when it
comes time for us to leave this world, we will be
remembered, first and foremost, as a disciple of Jesus.