“He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” (Micah 6:8, NIV)
The children had a great sleepover and I was just getting around to making the bed and cleaning up. I thought I felt a pebbly bump under the sheet. Checking more closely, I found one lone Cheerio lodged about halfway down – a clue that our toddler grandbaby had crawled up in bed with the other kids sometime earlier that morning.
A single tell-tale sign gave away the story of her presence there, just as the rainbow at the beach yesterday told us it was raining back to the east.
There are a myriad of ways to share the gospel, the good news and love of Jesus Christ. Many of those ways have simple, ordinary tell-tale signs such as a smile, a listening ear, ready hands to help, joy. You may have heard the saying, “You may be the only Bible someone reads.”
Mother Theresa said, “We can do no great things, only small things with great love”. In the early thirteenth century, St. Francis of Assisi said, “Preach the gospel at all times and when necessary use words.”
St. Francis is also quoted as saying, “Lord, make me an instrument of your peace; where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where ther is sadness, joy.”
All tell-tale signs, sharing the Gospel and hope of Jesus. The cross of Christ comes to mind, the tell-tale sign of the immeasurable mercy and grace for all people. What incredible good news.
Inspirational Messages bySally I. Kennedy