When does Christianity and our Witness to it begin?


A mother once asked a clergyman…

…when she should begin the education of her child, which she told him was then four years old. “Madam,” was the reply, “you have lost four years already. From the very first smile that gleams over an infant’s cheek your opportunity begins.”

Likewise to those of you who are endowed with the Gospel of Jesus Christ!

When should you witness? From the very first time your eye meets. From the very first time the smile of your greeting crosses the threshold of his consciousness. From your very first words. For while your words may not be about the Gospel, in and of themselves, they should carry and convey a kernel of the depth and meaning of Christianity. I think that Apostle Paul sums it up best when he says, “For we are a fragrance of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing; to the one an aroma from death to death, to the other an aroma from life to life. And who is adequate for these things?…” 2 Cor. 2:15-1.

Grace and peace.