Problems? They’re a dime a dozen. We’re all got them. They range from mild to tragic and no one is immune. Normally, we don’t have to look very far to see someone with problems much bigger than our own. In the end, however, it’s not the size or number of our temporary earthly problems, but what comes after.
While on the phone last evening with a brother he made the following observation. “For the unbeliever, this life is as good as it gets. For the believer, it’s the worst we will ever experience.” How exciting for the believer! How sad for those who don’t!
No wonder pessimism and cynicism abound. What’s it like to live without any real hope past this life? I don’t want to know.
So how will we respond to the lost? Let them wallow in their hopelessness or press them to examine an alternative?
“The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into his harvest.” Luke 10:2 (Net Bible)
How will we respond to him? Say it’s not my job? Wait for the feeling that we ought to do something to subside? Let someone else do it who has more time, ability, money—fill in the blank. Just don’t fill it in with faith or a sense of responsibility. Those would make us feel uncomfortable.
If our goals and objectives are not driven by the needs of the Kingdom of God then we are just filling space and wasting time.
Let’s share our hope of eternal life. Let’s share the good news!
Listen to the song, Ain’-a That Good News!