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A Weekly Devotional from the
South Green Street Church of Christ



Type Casting
By Steve Higginbotham
February 28, 2006

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 hints...

  • Deputy Sheriff
  • Bullet in a shirt pocket
  • Nip it in the bud
  • Mayberry
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.


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