I pray God that not only you but all who are listening to me today may become what I am, except for these chains.
We live in a world whose focus and priorities are in conflict with the perspective and will of God. The world perceives according to its knowledge that is void of the holy things of God. It looks but cannot see clearly. It searches but cannot find entirely. But through the gospel we gain God’s view of things, and that revelation broadens our understanding of the universe.
The believer has the privilege of seeing the spiritual dimension of life, and this is the greater reality. Paul when he stood before Agrippa brought the perspective of God into the court of self-important people. From their perspective Paul would have appeared unimpressive. He was a prisoner in chains before them, and they could not follow his discussion because their minds were blinded by sin. But he held the truth out to them, faithfully administering the gospel to the sickness of their hearts.
In our world today we interact with people who do not know of their need of forgiveness and the offer of real life in Christ. It is our calling and our honor to share with them the perspective of heaven. Who do you know that needs to hear the good news? You may be the only link they have with the knowledge of God’s salvation in Christ Jesus.
C.S. Lewis wrote, “I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I can see it, but because by it I see everything else.”
Lord, enrich our faith and our devotion to You. Give us wisdom and opportunities to share the good news of Christ with people around us. Amen.