by Jim Henry

Jim Henry, Pastor
First Baptist Church
3701 L.8. Mcteod Road
Orlando, FL 32805
Reprinted from Radio Program "WE BELIEVE"
Print #28, CT #2168

"Shall We Know Each Other In Heaven?"

You have been interested, as I have, about the identity of "Jane
Doe," She's been on "Good Morning America." Our local paper has been
filled with articles trying to find out who "Jane Doe" is. They found
her near a travel station. She had been beaten, she was emaciated,
hungry. The thing about the tragedy of "Jane Doe" is that she doesn't
know who she is. They're trying to find her family. On "Good Morning
America," they asked that if anybody knows her or can prove any identity
with her, please get in touch.
As to this day, nobody knows who "Jane Doe" belongs to. You can
imagine the perplexity of "Jane Doe." Her mind is a blank. I think
because of that identity search, every one of us can identify with
"Jane Doe." Just in our imagination to think, "What if I'm not known?
What if I'm not remembered? Who am I if nobody knows who I am and maybe
nobody cares?" Identity is important to us, isn't it? That's why we
have a name. We are known by our name and we're known by our works.
It's important to keep all that together.
I heard of a young man who had succeeded. He had moved off from
his little town, vent off to the big city and did really well. They had
a banquet for him and brought him back home. All the little town's
dignitaries were there and they were going to really put on the show for
him. He was just thrilled about all the things that were going on and he
sat beside the master of ceremonies. The master of ceremonies said, "I
just thought you'd like to know before you speak that Dr. Jackson passed
away yesterday." "Oh he did? I'm sorry," he said. He didn't remember
exactly who Dr. Jackson was, but he thought he would allude to it when he
got up, so he jumped up and he said after he was introduced, "I'm so glad
to be home for this special occasion on w ...

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