Today’s post is one I originally posted on my first blog ‘A Story By Me‘ on July 27, 2012 and the words still ring true today.
To The Jesus Sharer
To the person who shared Jesus with me,
I was a tough person to crack.
Dead set against allowing any of that nonsense into my life.
On the outside I may have seemed tough and set in my ways.
But inside I was crying out.
I was drowning in sorrow.
I needed help.
You could have looked at my tough exterior and made the decision that I didn’t want to hear what you had to share.
You could have made the decision that I did not want to know Jesus.
You could have written me off as a lost cause.
But you didn’t write me off.
instead you were kind.
You told me all about Him anyway.
Though at times I may have acted like I didn’t want to hear it, I really did.
I was listening because every word gave me hope.
I needed hope.
Because of your willingness to trust God and let him use you my life is forever changed.
Not only is my life changed, so are the lives of others.
You don’t know them and they don’t know you.
But each one of those people is a direct result of your sharing.
Lives that used to be sad are full of joy now.
People are saved.
Their place in Heaven is secured.
In turn they are also passing Him on now too.
Sharing the new Joy they have found In Jesus.
It’s what we all have to do
There is always hope.
So keep passing Him on.
Keep sharing Jesus even though you think I am not listening.
Thank you for not passing me by
Thank you for not making the decision for me that I did not want to know Jesus.
Thank you for letting Jesus live through you.
Matthew 28:18-20 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
After I re-read what I wrote 3 years ago I realized I need to be living by my own words. We as Christians can’t be allowing ourselves to decide who does and does not want to know Jesus. Even if the person seems as if they would not be open to knowing Him it’s still our job to introduce Him anyway.
We all need Him whether we think we do or not.