Saturday, March 13, 2010

Some Do, But Only A Few...

As we near St. Patrick's Day, I think about the kind of life "St. Patrick" led and how he became determined to share his beliefs in Christ with others in the country of Ireland.

Below, you will see a little diaglogue I wrote that is meant to encourage us all to tell others about the Lord and what He has done for us. This can be done through our words AND our actions.....

SOME DO, BUT ONLY A FEW...

"Do you consider yourself to be a missionary?"

"A missionary! Me?"

"Yes, You."

"No, not me."

"Why not you? You're a Christian, aren't you?
"Yes. But, I . . . "

"You what?"

"Oh, I hate bugs!"

"Heh heh. I'm sorry, but that's not an excuse."

"What do you mean?"

"It's silly. You can't get away from bugs no matter where you are."

"That's true, I guess, but I'm allergic to the jungle."

"The jungle? Who said anything about a jungle?"

"You did."

"No I didn't. I asked if you consider yourself as a missionary."

"Well, don't missionaries go to the jungle?"

"Some do, but only a few."

"You mean, as a missionary I wouldn't have to go to Africa or South America?"

"Of course not. You don't even have to go overseas."

"Isn't that what missionaries do?"

"Some do, but only a few."

"So, where do the rest go?"

"They stay where they are."

"I don't understand."

"The definition of a missionary is: One who is sent to do a religious or charitable work in a certain territory. In other words, you can stay right here in your home town, tell others about the difference Jesus Christ has made in your life, and be considered a missionary."

"So, if a person is a Christian and is being a good witness for Christ through his words and actions, he is a missionary?"

"That's right. Not every Christian is commanded to go overseas, but we ARE all commanded to be witnesses for Christ."

"But, not every Christian obeys this command, do they?"

"Some do, but only a few."


-Victoria L. Stankus

Acts 22:15 - For you will be a witness for Him to all men of what you have seen and heard. (NAS)
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