Romans 10:14 - How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?
“It isn’t much use having anything exciting, if you can’t share it with somebody.” Winnie the Pooh.
I love reading Winnie the Pooh stories to my kids. Winnie the Pooh and Piglet’s friendship is so warm and inviting, like the friendship that Jesus offers us.
As St Paul’s Cathedral there is a painting, ‘The Light of the World’ by William Holman Hunt, a poster of it hangs in the small hall at church. Jesus is stood at a door with a lantern. There is nothing to indicate whose door he is outside so it could quite reasonably be assumed that he is outside everyone’s. All you need to do is open it.
Jesus offers us salvation. That is pretty exciting and as Pooh says above…
Winnie the Pooh also says, “You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.”
Jesus is stood outside your door, if you haven’t opened it yet then please do. If you have opened it, then welcome Him in or step outside.
If you haven’t yet shared the exciting new then how do you think you may be able to do that? Are you still doing those random acts of kindness Steve spoke about in his sermon? It could even be by responding to someone who says ‘Jesus Christ’ in place of an expletive by saying “What a fine upstanding man”. It might sound strange but it could lead to a life-saving conversation. A phrase that has made its way into everyday vernacular as an angry response removes the relationship. Some people may not even realise that Jesus Christ exists and that it’s just a phrase, you could be the one to introduce them.
Prayer: Jesus I have exciting news to share, news of you. Please guide me in the right way to introduce you to those around me. Please give me the wisdom and the courage to have the conversations you want me to have.
Prayer Request: For parents sharing Christian faith with their children while there are no Sunday groups or activities; particularly for creativity and persistence.