And when they saw it, they made known the saying that had been told them concerning this child – Luke 2:17
What is truth? – Pilate
[seems I missed posting this just before Christmas – Happy New Year everyone!]
This year I wrote a Christmas letter to everyone engaged in our business, now numbering some 40 and told them of how good the year has been for us. After some contemplation, I decided to try and bring my faith in Jesus Christ into it. After I wondered, why do we ever shrink back from such a task?
Then today I had lunch with someone who works for us, who I haven’t caught up with for an age. He was eager to talk to me about…my letter, and especially about my faith. He didn’t know I had one. This was a man who recalled a faith he had many years ago, and so we spent an entire Christmas lunch discussing what is only appropriate for such an occasion – the reality of Jesus Christ. My friend, like most of the universe, is dying to know the Truth. There was a spark rekindled after decades of dormancy and I can’t tell you how elated I felt.
It reminded me that I must never, ever stop sharing the person of Jesus Christ with people. So often we hold back for whatever reason, yet we never know when a difference will be made.
So, let us together make it our mission that this New Year coming, we will not shrink from sharing the Gospel with whomever we meet. At our doorstep lies a world that is dying to know the truth, and searching everywhere they can, but ending up with nothing.
Does it ever occur to you or me that God is dying for us, those of us who have been shown the truth, to share it with those who have never known – the truth of his Son who is life itself?
All of us, let us be joined in our assignment to share Jesus, even when we least feel like it or think it will make a difference. It is not us that makes the difference, but him.
Christ, God’s Word and Truth, the privilege for us to know and to share.
Happy Christmas. May you know his peace this Christmas and be able to tell someone what that means to you personally.