If a person doesn’t share his faith, it’s probably because he doesn’t have any.
My pastor read that quote this morning. He thought it may be Spurgeon who said it. Regardless of the source, I think it’s true. If you believe in something or someone, if something or someone has made a difference in your life, how can you not talk about it with others?
If you see someone in danger of blindly going over a cliff, aren’t you willing to say or do something to stop them?
In the year King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord. He was sitting on a lofty throne, and the train of his robe filled the Temple. Hovering around him were mighty seraphim, each with six wings. With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with the remaining two they flew. In a great chorus they sang, “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty! The whole earth is filled with his glory!” The glorious singing shook the Temple to its foundations, and the entire sanctuary was filled with smoke.
Then I said, “My destruction is sealed, for I am a sinful man and a member of a sinful race. Yet I have seen the King, the LORD Almighty!”
Then one of the seraphim flew over to the altar, and he picked up a burning coal with a pair of tongs. He touched my lips with it and said, “See, this coal has touched your lips. Now your guilt is removed, and your sins are forgiven.”
Then I heard the Lord asking, “Whom should I send as a messenger to my people? Who will go for us?”
And I said, “Lord, I’ll go! Send me.” (Isaiah 6:1-8, NLT)
This isn’t the first time I’ve posed this thought in this blog, and it probably won’t be the last: If Christians are living like the rest of the world (the people who don’t know Christ), what message do we have to share with them? What hope can we give them? If being a Christian doesn’t change us, what has belief done for us? We are called to be a peculiar people.
Purify me, Lord. Purify my unclean lips and my imperfect life, so then I may be ready to go as a messenger to others. Send me where You will.
In the grip of His grace,