Good morning everyone,
Our #1 priority as Christians should be ready to introduce all those we come in contact with to the risen Savior! 1 Timothy 2:3-4 says, 'This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the Truth.' The verse doesn't say some! It says all!! Are you living your life to encourage folks to want your Christianity or are you being a stumbling block for others? Do you live what you preach or are people confused by what you say and then what you do? I'm asking those questions because I'm also asking me those same tough questions. Just recently my next door neighbor Michael came to me with excitement in his voice and shared with me a story about the final days of his wife's grandmother. A lady who had refused to ever want to talk about a relationship with Jesus Christ and was dieing from cancer. Cancer that invaded her body and had put her through a literal hell in the last part of her life. A very private lady and one who very seldom complained and was a good woman but still did not know the Lord! Michael had decided that a family trip back to Wyoming was getting too expensive and he had made an executive decision to not go this year. That was until his wife Shannon came to him and said that she felt they needed to go and so they did. When they arrived in Wyoming, they found Shannon's grandmother in the final stages of that terrible disease. Michael explained the visit as bitter-sweet. Bitter because they knew she was experiencing excruciating pain but sweeter than sweet because she was willing to accept Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior! Folks, it doesn't get any better than that! Think about the thief on the cross. Jesus forgave him and said today you will be with Me in Paradise! You never know when the opportunity will present itself for you to introduce the gospel and for someone to accept! Shannon's grandmother is also in Paradise! As we go about this day, help us to be prepared to share the knowledge of the Truth and see amazing things happen in Jesus name!
Your brother in Christ,