My son is starting first grade this year. I pick him up in the afternoons, and one of my favorite things is to see what he is excited to tell me happened that day. Some pickups are met with more excitement than others, but he always has something he wants to share with me. Something about that day meant enough for him to want to tell me.
This past Sunday, we looked at why we do missions, and the importance of sharing the gospel with others. Do you share it at all? When was the last time you told someone about Jesus? If you do share with someone, is it because you feel you have to?
As believers, we have freedom in Christ and eternal life, and that is something we should be excited to tell others about. I know this is nothing you haven't heard before, but reminders are good. We are loved by our Savior, and we should have a desire to share that with others, so they too can know that same love.
Some believers probably feel they don’t have enough knowledge or don’t know what to say. Some do not think they have time or opportunity. I know I’ve had similar thoughts, but I pray we always come back to how blessed we are that someone shared the gospel with us. Whether it was a friend, pastor, family member or someone else, we heard about Jesus, and that is not something we should keep to ourselves.
And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation."
Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples!
— Psalm 96:3
"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
— Matthew 28:19-20