Never miss an opportunity to witness
By GARY ANDREWS
Editor and Publisher
There are many times we have the opportunity to witness to someone we don’t know and we let the opportunity go by.
When this happens we feel that it may be out of our comfort zone, so we don’t say anything. It’s amazing how many Christians will not say a word about Jesus to a complete stranger. I wonder why?
Jesus told us in the gospel of Matthew 28:19-20, “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
There are so many people hurting in our communities, and many of these people are our neighbors, families, co-workers, and friends. To all of these we will talk about the saving grace of Jesus and help them in anyway we can. This is because they are in our comfort zone, and they know us for who we really are.
Outside of this realm of people there are many others who will be helped by us either by their asking or our volunteering. We don’t know these people by name but we will help them with food, materials, clothing, or money, but we will not say anything to them about the saving grace of Jesus. So many times these people need spiritual help more than materialistic items.
There is an old saying that says, “A good exercise for the heart is to bend over and help another up.”
How true this is, and what a feeling you will receive when you are able to help someone else. What a greater feeling it is to see someone accept Christ as their Lord and Savior because of something you may have said and by the life you are living.
Never miss an opportunity to witness because you will never know who is watching or hearing what you say.
Prayer: Father, thank you for the opportunity of helping my brothers and sisters in need. Lord I pray that I will always be the example you want me to be and that your love will shine through me. Amen.
(Suggested daily Bible readings: Sunday - Philippians 2:5-11; Monday - Daniel 12:1-4; Tuesday - 2 Peter 3:8-13; Wednesday - Mark 16:15-16; Thursday - Psalm 96:2; Friday - Matthew 5:13-16; Saturday - Genesis 39:3-4.)