I’m beginning today with a question: How did the first Christians do it?
In a world of propaganda and hype, of relativism and materialism, I ask myself what do I have that can change darkness into Light? In truth, I have what Christians have had from the beginning. I have the Savior of the world. Jesus words after His Resurrection from the dead were:
“Go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature.” Mark16: 15
In effect, go tell My story!
It is more than a story. It is power. It is the single most important act in all of human history with eternal consequences. The world has run after other gods. I have run after other gods. That’s not the end of the story though.
Tomorrow begins Lent. For myself, I’m resolved to tell the story everyday of Lent. Lent will change me and then the world. Like the first Christians, we must begin by telling the story of Jesus’ death on the Cross and His Resurrection from the dead. Proclaim it!
- “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him.Whoever believes in him will not be condemned, but whoever does not believe has already been condemned, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.” John3:16–18
Paul told us we don’t need to be polished and eloquent. To the Corinthian Greeks, Paul writes, “I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.” 1 Corinthians 2:2
That is my story. I’m resolved to tell it today.