September - 26 - Tuesday

I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes. Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season.
Romans 1:16; 2 Timothy 4:2

A good question

In the west of the United States lived an aged farmer, a fervent Christian who never lost an opportunity to speak of his Lord. One day he was visiting his son, a senator in Washington, who introduced him to the Belgian ambassador. Suddenly the old man asked the diplomat, “Your excellency, are you a true Christian? How is your soul?” These questions so embarrassed the son that he skilfully turned the conversation to another subject to prevent the ambassador from having to reply.

Some months later the elderly man died. Who could describe the son’s astonishment when he discovered among the numerous wreaths that had been sent a bouquet from the  Belgian Embassy. The ambassador himself had written a few words on a card. With tears in his eyes the senator read the moving testimony given of his father: “He is the only person in the United States who was ever concerned about my soul and asked me if I was a Christian.”

How many people do we meet daily? Do they know Jesus, the Son of God? What would be their future, if the Lord returned today? Let us not lose the chance of making those we meet aware of the eternal destiny of their soul. Christian friends, no-one should ever be able to say of us: “I have often met him, but he was never interested in the fate of my soul.”

King Solomon declared: “He who wins souls is wise” (Proverbs 11:30).