Years ago, I was blessed to interview a man whose ministry used airplane parachute drops into the Columbian jungle to share the gospel of Jesus Christ by distributing packages containing Bibles, Christian books and movies, and radios tuned to Christian radio stations. Can you imagine the delight of those who were isolated by their environment when they heard the good news of Jesus Christ?
There is such wonderful joy when a person turns to Jesus, and forgiveness is received, the weight of sin is removed, and fellowship is given with God, His Son, Holy Spirit, and other believers.
Why is there hesitation in sharing this wonderful news?
Tell others that God loves the world so much He sent His Son to save those in the world. Jesus told His disciples to go and make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:18-20).
Tell others about Jesus “to open their eyes, so they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God. Then they will receive forgiveness for their sins and be given a place among God’s people, who are set apart by faith in Christ (Acts 26:18, NLT).
When Andrew encountered Jesus, he ran to tell his brother they had found the Messiah, and Andrew brought his brother (Simon) to Jesus (John 1:41-42).
Have you shared the good news with your family?
Jesus told the man who Jesus set free from a legion of demons to go and tell what God had done for him (Mark 5:1-20).
Has Christ set you free? You, too, can share what Christ has done for you.
George Mueller wrote in 1829, “Deep within my soul, I was moved to feel compassion for perishing sinners and for a world lulled to sleep by the wicked Enemy. And I began to think, ‘Should I not do whatever I can for the Lord Jesus and try to awake His slumbering church before He returns?’”[i]
Are we moved to compassion for those who don’t know Jesus Christ as Savior?
“A great sorrow has come into the heart of God. Let it be told only in hushed voice—one of His worlds is a prodigal! Hush your voice yet more—ours is that prodigal world. Let your voice soften down still more—we have consented to the prodigal part of the story. But, in softest tones yet, He has won some of us back with great gladness—we won ones may be the pathway back to God for the others.” ~ S. D. Gordon[ii]
Will we be one who shows others the pathway Home to God through Christ?
Each of us has a calling, a place in the here and now to tell others about the Savior who died to set us free. Tell others about Jesus and bring others to Jesus. Go in your own home and tell your family. Go at work and tell your co-workers. Through letters, texts, online, or in person, go and tell of our amazing Savior and wonderful God. Tell them so they also can find the pathway Home.
God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. God clearly shows and proves His own love for us, by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (John 3:16, Romans 5:8)
Jesus said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father except through Me. … For “there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among mankind by which we must be saved.” (John 14:6, Acts 4:12).
“Anyone who confesses (acknowledges, owns) that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides (lives, makes His home) in him and he [abides, lives, makes his home] in God” (1 John 4:15, AMPC).
“May Christ through your faith [actually] dwell (settle down, abide, make His permanent home) in your hearts! May you be rooted deep in love and founded securely on love, that you may have the power and be strong to apprehend and grasp with all the saints [God’s devoted people, the experience of that love] what is the breadth and length and height and depth [of it]; that you may really come] to know [practically, through experience for yourselves] the love of Christ, which far surpasses mere knowledge [without experience]; that you may be filled [through all your being] unto all the fullness of God [may have the richest measure of the divine Presence, and ]become a body wholly filled and flooded with God Himself]! (Ephesians 3:17-19, AMPC).
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[i] Cowman, L. B., Streams In The Desert, (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan) 2016
[ii] Gordon, S. D., Quiet Talks on Prayer, Barbour and Company, Inc. Westwood, New Jersey