SILENT NO MORE

This Country, our United States, has a well known group called “The Silent Majority”. We speak, well, silently. We speak via voting, via choosing to eat at Chick-fil-A (particularly in New York City). We buy Bibles, more than one translation. We belong to a Church. We believe in our Christian heritage. We know that freedom is priceless. We allow others to disagree, because that is what the Bible teaches; it is what Jesus did . . . even allowing himself to be crucified.

We should be silent no more. There is too much at stake. Because we who know Jesus have the same power in us that created the heavens and earth. “For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.” (2 Corinthians 4:6) That power that raised Jesus from the dead is inside of every Believer!

As I’ve lived my life, a Preacher’s kid, it’s been important to grow in knowledge and to understand the wisdom of the Bible. I’m grateful to have been brought up reading it, to know a lot about it and consequently about the Almighty, All Knowing, and All Powerful Jehovah . . . about Jesus. I’ve been grateful. I wanted to grow spiritually, meaning, I would obey what I knew to be true and put it into practice in my life.

But sharing it? That was uncomfortable, unless I was asked. I would tell myself, “If the Lord wants me to testify about Him, He will open the door.”

Lately it is different. Why didn’t I think this way before? Now, because of the truth of the gospel, the reality of the forgiveness of my sins, eternal life through Jesus Christ, passion is rising. I’ve put a personal message with a Bible verse on piece of paper that I give out. I’m ready to speak up as a Christian. One beautiful server at a restaurant, I’d given her my paper message, walked up to Eric and me, “Are you Christians?” And we talked to her about Jesus.

We can speak “the truth in love” if we’re ready. (Ephesians 4:15) We who know Jesus, Who is the Way, the Truth and the Life, we know that He is the way to peace with God; we should be no longer the Silent Majority. We can be bold. Step up. Speak out . . . “Speaking the truth in love . . .”

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