Have you ever been lost? My friends and I got lost while hiking in Tennessee one time. We decided to go off the trail in order to save time. Needless to say, we did not end up saving time. It was difficult to try to determine where we were without a clear path in front of us. Realizing that we were basically lost was a horrible feeling.
Our friends, family, and neighbors are spiritually lost. They are wandering aimlessly, trying to find something that gives them meaning and purpose.
If that’s not heartbreaking enough, there’s more. Not only are they lost, they also don’t realize they’re lost. The god of this world has blinded their eyes to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of Christ. They are in darkness but believe the darkness is all there is.
We have the light of Christ, by God’s grace. And we can help people see. We must shine the light of Jesus—not just by our good works, but by proclaiming the truth of Jesus Christ. We must tell people that He is the light of the world, and that if they follow Him, they will never walk in darkness.
Who in your life is in darkness? Are you praying for them regularly? Are you looking for chances to talk about Jesus with them?
If you knew someone you loved was lost, wouldn’t you seek them out? Would you be passive, or active?
What if we were the same way when it comes to our evangelism? What if we took a step from being passive evangelists to being active evangelists? What if we actively looked for chances to talk of Jesus?
This is a great challenge for me, but one I want to grow toward. Maybe you do too?