For the last several weeks I have been challenging our church to consider "How big our God is"? The Psalmist says in Ch.96 that He is "Great and highly to be praised, feared above all other gods. The Lord our God made the heavens, splendor and majesty are before Him, strength and beauty are in His sanctuary." Too often I believe we as Christians try to bring God down to our level where we can manage Him. But as followers of Christ our lives should be managed by Him. Ponder for a moment the Creator and sustainer of the world and how in His greatness he had a plan to save humanity. "For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God". But God in His goodness saw fit to send His one and only unique Son to die and shed His blood for our forgiveness. This family of faith spans the globe and includes all who have trusted Christ and the work He did to redeem us. We thank God that He has allowed us to take the gospel out to the nations and we pray our brothers and sisters in Central America will see "How big our God Is" through our service to them. We are humbled to be used in such a mighty way and we are just starting to scrape the surface of "How big our God is"!
Let's consider the words of 1 Peter 3:15; "Be ready at any time to give a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you". The Christian is to be the ever-ready spokesman for the good news. And what we must not miss is this is to anyone who may inquire. We often times only speak of our faith to those who are like us or have similar likes and dislikes. But the gospel is for all people, and we have been empowered by the Holy spirit to be witnesses to all people (Acts 1:8). So go across the street or across town or across the ocean but always be ready, at any time to talk to anyone about the difference Jesus made in your life. The Christian is to be ready at a moment's notice to talk to anyone about the hope that rests in us because of Jesus Christ. Are you ready today? Are you willing to speak no matter who it is or where you are at? My hope is that you will "be ready any time to give that defense to anyone that asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you".