Too Important Not to Share
"How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, Who bring glad tidings of good things."1
A "Mercedes TV commercial a few years ago that showed a Mercedes car crashing into a concrete wall during a safety test. An engineer in a white lab coat walks over after the crash and kneels down to examine the damage, which is minimal. A reporter then asks the engineer about Mercedes' energy absorbing car body. After the engineer tells all about the unique design the reporter asks him why Mercedes doesn't enforce their patent on the design, a design evidently copied by several other companies because of its success.
"The engineer then replied matter-of-factly, 'Because some things in life are too important not to share.' How true this is. There are many things in life that fall into this 'too important not to share category.' Advances in science, in medicine, in technology. But all of these pale in importance to that of sharing our faith."2
As Billy Graham said, "I am convinced the greatest act of love we can ever perform for people is to tell them about God's love for them in Christ."
Suggested prayer: "Dear God, I come to You with all my fears, insecurities, and weaknesses but I'm available. Please use me today to be 'as Christ' to someone in need and help me in a loving way to share an appropriate word about You and my Christian faith. Thank You for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, in Jesus's name, amen."
1. Romans 10:15 (NKJV).
2. Rev. Steve Jackson, Sermon: "Come and See."
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