March 21, 2016
Why don’t we tell people about their Savior?
I posted a short video this morning on St. John’s Facebook page concerning a family trying to take a “selfie” after going to Easter services. https://www.facebook.com/St-Johns-Evangelical-Lutheran-Chu…/
As the family struggled to take the picture, a kindly neighbor offers to be the photographer. While taking the picture, Mr. Neighbor starts to ask questions and the fun ensues.
But it’s “fun” with a point.
The neighbor simply wants to know why they hadn’t thought of him and told him about going to church.
So, it begs the question, why don’t we talk to people about Jesus?
We claim him as “our” Savior, but we refuse to share him with others. The Great Commission (Matthew 28) commands all of us to go forth and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost.
And yet, we miss the need in others – a need just like our own, for a Savior who loves them just as He loves each of us.
Why not start with something easy, like inviting them to church on Easter Sunday? It’s a perfect time for them to learn of Christ’s sacrifice and love.