Two-thousand and thirteen. Sounds weird doesn’t it? It’s hard to believe that another year has begun. As I look back on 2012, I’m not very satisfied with the way my life has looked. I wish I had had more faith, I wish I had been more patient, loving, and kind. But most of all I wish I had told people about Jesus more.
Dear Friends, the end is near! We need to have a passion for lost souls. The apostle Paul tells us in 2 Timothy 4:1-5 . . .
“I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.”
God shows us in His Word that He wants us to tell people what He has done for us. Hell is an awful place. We must tell people that they need Jesus.
Some people think that you have to go on a week long mission trip out of the country just to tell people about Jesus. (Don’t get me wrong. I think that it is great that people go out of the country to tell people about Christ.) But we need to remember that we have people right under our noses who need Jesus! Our family, our neighbors, people in the grocery store, our waiter, our banker, our cashier, and the list could go on and on.
Have you told some one about Jesus Christ today? How about this week, or month, or last year? Sometimes you can get discouraged if someone refuses to accept Jesus Christ as their Savior. But we need to keep telling people about Jesus Christ no matter what. President John Quincy Adams said: “Duty is ours, results are God’s.” Be faithful to God and obey His Word. It will be worth every hardship on this earth. Starting this year I’m going to do better. Will you join me?