I’ve been a believer in Jesus for many years. Gone to church most of my life. Been involved in service and volunteered to work with youth and teach since I was fifteen. I’m good right. I talk about peace, love, and hope. Attend services on Sunday and even invite others to worship. I love Jesus with all my heart.
But this week something happened. I was taken aback by an article written by a young man many years my junior. A fellow who has a heart for reaching the lost. We used to go to church together, but since we both live in different places now, I keep in touch with him on Twitter. During the time he attended the same church as my husband and me, we encouraged him in his mission. And I knew at that time God had great plans for him.
Now I know Marion is taking those plans seriously. As I was saying, I read an article Marion wrote. He talked about how he came to Christ as an older teen. Up to that time, he waited for someone to talk to him about Jesus. He got invited to church, he went to events, but no one talked about Jesus. That’s right. No one talked to him about JESUS. Then one day he accepted an invitation and attended church. Still no one spoke up about the Lord. Marion was so thirsty for the truth he ended up reading the Gospel on his own. That changed his life and his approach. Now he speaks freely about his Savior to those who will listen.
I got to thinking, how often do I hide behind the church, the special events, even my writing? How many opportunities have I wasted not talking about Jesus?
I pray for courage and opportunity to speak up about my Savior. Who’s with me?
John 14: 6
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
Marion’s article “Is Jesus really the only way?” is well worth reading.