Excited About Jesus

A fellow Christian told a powerful story from a mission trip to Haiti. The medical team was traveling by flatbed truck to a remote village. Along the way they stopped to give a ride to an old man walking in the same direction. The two Haitian preachers with the group began talking fervently with the old man in their native Creole tongue. When asked what they were telling the man so excitedly, one looked at the Americans and said, “We’re telling him about Jesus, of course.”
The part that hits hardest is “of course”. It was as if the man was saying to most American Christians, “Duh!” Why did you need to ask? Isn’t that what any Christian would want to do?
We are often distracted from what is truly important. We become involved in church projects, building programs, Bible camps, special days and retreats. There’s nothing wrong with any of these. They are important in their own ways, and attention should be given to them at times.
Our problem is that we don’t always put first things first. The very first thing a Christian should be thinking about is telling friends or family members about Jesus. They need a Savior, don’t they? We know the Savior. So isn’t it up to us to tell them about Him?
“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever. Has the Lord redeemed you? Then speak out! Tell others he has saved you from your enemies” (Psalm 107:1,2, NLT).

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