A yeti in Walmart

“But Peter and John answered them, ‘Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you rather than to God, you must judge, for we cannot but speak of what we have seen and heard’” Acts 4:19-20.

If you encountered a Yeti in the automotive section of Walmart who explained to you which oil you needed for your car and then gave you the money to pay for it, we would tell everyone we saw every detail of that exchange. People might not believe you because to them Yetis are mythical. They might question you a lot on how you know that it was a true Yeti or how it knew so much or could pay for your oil. These might be uncomfortable or challenging conversations for you, but you’d try your best … because you truly believed it all to be real.

I would assert that the reason that evangelism doesn’t happen is not that we are uncomfortable speaking about the gospel or not up to the challenge of explaining to others what Jesus accomplished at the cross and at the tomb. It’s a faith problem. Your faith may be just lukewarm enough to worship with the church but not to let it change your life.

Does your faith compel you to speak of what you’ve seen and heard?

Doug Kashorek


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