I read a humorous story of a guy who prayed this prayer every morning: “Lord, if you want me to witness to someone today, please give me a sign to show me who it is.” One day he found himself on a bus when a big, burly man sat next to him. The bus was nearly empty but this guy sat next to our praying friend. The timid Christian anxiously waited for his stop so he could exit the bus. But before he could get very nervous about the man next to him, the big guy burst into tears and began to weep. He then cried out with a loud voice, “I need to be saved. I’m a lost sinner and I need the Lord. Won’t somebody tell me how to be saved?” He turned to the Christian and pleaded, “Can you show me how to be saved?” The believer immediately bowed his head and prayed, “Lord, is this a sign?”
We have been talking about the Good News of salvation for several weeks now. Defining what that Good News is and our calling and responsibility to share it with the world. Today we focus on a little evaluation of our efforts. It is hard to measure but we need to ask the difficult questions of ourselves. Are we as reluctant to share as the guy in the above story or are we aware of the white fields around us and engaged in the work of the harvest? Jesus told John’s disciples to go back and report on what they were witnessing. What would be their report on our efforts? Something to think about and pray about. Good News is for sharing. Spread the word.