Do You Have a Story To Tell?
How do you relate to the following words?
"What you are speaks so loud that the world can’t hear what you say.
They are looking at your walk, not listening to your talk.
They’re judging by your actions every day.
Don’t believe that you’ll receive by claiming what you’ve never known.
They’ll judge what they see and know you to be.
They’ll judge by your life alone."
Since from memory is the only way I know these words, I can’t give credit to the author, sorry. When I became a Christian at age 5 in our home in Erie, Pennsylvania, on Raspberry Street, I remember the first thing I did was to witness. Mother conducted our family altar (reading the scriptures to us children and leading the prayer time). My father was gone looking for work. When he got home I wanted to witness to him that he had a ‘new boy.’ I had confessed my sins and invited Jesus into my life. I was a “new creation in Christ Jesus.” Remember the woman at the well who encountered Jesus? When Christ forgave her sins, she went back to her community and became a witness to her community. “Come, see a Man who told me all that ever I did. Is this not the Christ?” she said. Many samaritans from the village believed in Jesus because the woman said, “He told me everything I ever did.” Jesus stayed in the village two days... Then they said to the woman, “Now we believe, because we have heard Him ourselves not just because of what you told us. He is indeed the Savior of the world!”
If you are a Christian one of the ways you will know is that you will want to tell someone else your story. So the hearer, if not a Christian, will want to become one. When did you last tell your story?
Your friend and Associate Pastor,