Every moment or two a teenager kept looking at his watch. The man sitting next to him on the bus noticed this rather strange behavior and became curious. It appeared to be an inexpensive watch and the man said rather sarcastically, “Does your watch tell time?”
“No,” answered the boy, “you gotta look at it!”
All of us have heard that the best advertisement is “word of mouth.” Many successful businesses have been built by one person simply telling another of a good product or fair treatment. We all rely on the words of trusted friends.
This “word of mouth” appears to be lacking when it comes to Christians. We seem to have a hard time sharing our faith with those we work with, play with, eat with. We try to behave like Christians, work like Christians, think like Christians – yet we do not “speak up” like Christians and share our salvation with others.
Paul said to Philemon, “I pray that you may be active in sharing your faith so that you will have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ.” We are expected to share our faith by “word of mouth.” When we receive Jesus Christ as our Savior, He will enable us to speak of His salvation on His behalf.
“Let the redeemed of the Lord say so!”
Prayer: Lord, may our faith come to life in words as well as deeds. Give us the courage to share the joy of our salvation with those whom we know and love. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture: Psalm 107:2 Let the redeemed of the LORD say this— those he redeemed from the hand of the foe, (NIV)