The last few weeks, here up North, have brought lots of rain. My backyard has a little impromptu pond with thirteen ducks swimming their cares away. There is a lot of water back there! It’s a beautiful sight and a very, “what’s the big meaning” one at that.
I am reminded of that “thirst quencher” in life that all of the unsaved homosapiens look for. What will add a purpose to my life? Why act/do good? Why can’t I … (fill in the blank). For the saved, those types of questions seem crazy. What will add purpose to your life? Jesus and his will for you. Why act/do good? We are called to do good. But, the saved homosapiens (I really like that word) need to remember that the unsaved are lost so they, rightfully, will act lost. We need to be patient and realize that the unsaved may never have heard the “good news” are will be questionable about the whole story.
After all, the best news in the word has been entrusted to us! We have been saved by grace (Eph. 2:8-9) so that we can make disciples (Matt. 28:19-20). It is 100% our duty to speak to the unsaved and share the good news of Jesus Christ. We need to remain patient and loving in that process because it is just as important as quoting scripture.
Bear with me here… imagine walking through the desert for a day or two without water (Why you wouldn’t bring water, I have no idea) anyways, someone comes along with a jug of water and is walking towards you with this unapproachable and unloving look on their face. You run towards them because you know that you need the thing in their hand in order to survive, despite this stuck up look they are giving off. How would you feel if, once you both met, they held their water up in the air and made you work for it? You want them hand you the jug and let you drink the water until your hearts content,right? Same goes for sharing the gospel.
Once you approach someone, you need to pour the metaphorical water into their mouth by being joyful, loving, caring, compassionate, and welcoming. You don’t want to seem unapproachable and make the poor man in the desert work for his hydration! You need to share this living water with which you have been blessed and save some lives!
XOXO, The Christian Prepster