The Bible tells us about a man named John whose job was to tell the people about the coming Messiah: Jesus. One day, when John was standing with a group of people, he saw Jesus walking toward them. He said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! I have seen the Spirit come down upon Him like a dove. I tell you that this is the Son of God.” (John 1: 29, 34-35)
John the Baptist, as he came to be known, told many people about Jesus and baptized them. Just like John, it is important for us to tell others about Jesus too. We can do this in many ways besides just telling them verbally about Him – although that is important and something we should be doing as well. We can show others about Jesus by the way we act: being kind, helpful, forgiving, and loving to others. When they see us behaving in such ways, they will know there is something different about us, and they will want to know what that is. We can then tell them about Jesus, what He has done to change our lives, and what He can do for them to change their lives too. Each day is an opportunity to show others how Jesus lives within our hearts and lives. Many people come to know about Jesus because someone else lives a Godly life and then tells them how they are able to do that too through Jesus Christ, the Son (Lamb) of God. Be that person. You will not only be happier yourself for following Jesus, but you will lead others to Him by your actions and words. You will be like John: a person who’s telling others about Christ through word and deed.
Let’s say a prayer together. Father God, thank You for sending Jesus to us. Help us to tell others about how He is Your Son and how He has changed our lives for the better. Let us be kind and loving, so we can show others what is means to be a follower of Christ. In Your name we pray, Amen.
Ann Moody is pastor of Wilkesville First Presbyterian Church.