Laura and I attended a Birthday celebration the other day for a friend who turned 93 years young. We have known this brother and his wonderful wife for most of our married life. We have also been very close to several of his family members through the year.
During the celebration we begin discussing some funny things that have happened through the years at church. Our friend’s Granddaughter reminded him of a time when one of his sons was not really paying a lot of attention during the worship service. A friend was playing with a toy that he wanted to play with and he couldn’t get him to give it to him. In frustration he finally said (with his outside loud voice), “CHRISTIANS SHARE, STUPID!!!”
Now some of you probably want to stop reading now because I used the “S” word. Let me just say here that if you choose not to say the “s” word and you choose to teach your children not to say the “s” word because it sounds mean or degrading, you have every right to make that choice.
It is very perplexing, to me at least, that some parents will not say that word, or allow their children to use it, but they don’t have a problem taking the Lord’s Name in vain on a regular basis. They allow their children to watch television programs where our Lord’s Name is spoken often in vain and vulgar ways, but they won’t let their children say the “s” word. Please forgive me, but that just seems plain stupid!
Sorry about that little rant, but just had to get it off my mind. Now back to the real reason for this post. Christians should share!
CHRISTIANS SHARE THE LOVE OF JESUS. If we really want to be like Christ we will love everyone around us. We will love our families, we will love our fellow Christians, we will love those who do not know Jesus, and we will even love our enemies.
CHRISTIANS SHARE THE GOOD NEWS. We live in a world where there is so much sadness and so much bad news; the world needs to hear some good news. As Christians we have the greatest news the world can hear. We must never be ashamed of the Good News and we must be eager to share it with everyone around us (Romans 1:14-16). We have been won to help win others, we have been saved to help bring others to salvation, and Christianity really is one beggar sharing bread with other beggars.
CHRISTIANS SHARE THE BLESSINGS THAT HAVE BEEN SHOWERED UPON THEM. When we have been blessed we need to be a blessing to those around us. In recent months several places around our country, as well as places around our world have been ravished by tornadoes, hurricanes, etc.
It has been encouraging to see how God’s people have rallied to help those who have lost their homes, possessions, and loved ones. Groups and individuals have made long trips to carry supplies, to work, and just to encourage those who are suffering.
We are never more like God than when we share. He shared with us the greatest gift ever given (John 3:16; Romans 5:8). May we grow in His likeness as we share His love, the Good News, and the blessings that He has given to us.
Dear Father in Heaven help us as Your people to be willing to share with others. Help us dear God to share Your wonderful love, help us to share the Good News with those who have not heard, and help us to share the many blessings that You have showered on us. In the Name of Jesus we pray, Amen.