In the last couple of weeks, we’ve experienced a tremendous amount of rain and overcast skies that blocked out the sun. When that happens, you can almost sense the emotional toll of not seeing the sun for several days. When the it finally did come out, there was a collective sigh of relief as people open their curtains, went for a ride, and basked in its rays. There is something in each one of us that longs for light.
As followers of Jesus, we’ve experienced ‘light’ in a way that dwarfs the sun. It’s the kind of light that gives freedom from discouragement, hope in a future, and a life that is intertwined with our Savior. 1 Peter 2:9 is one of my favorite verses.
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. 1 Peter 2:9 (ESV)
Since we have freedom from sin and a Savior that loves with His very life, we have an opportunity to proclaim it to others. We often proclaim it to those that are also Christians, but what about those that aren’t? Do they know what Jesus has done for you? What He continues to do everyday? We need to be aware of what is going on in others so we can be sure to share the opportunity of knowing Jesus with them. God wants to have a relationship with every single person on the planet. How are we helping that happen?
Truth: God wants everyone to have a meaningful relationship with him.
Question: What do I know about the spirituality of those around me? How do they view God and why?