Someone Tell Them

Someone Tell Them! 

Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.
“But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him?
And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him?
And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them?”
Romans 10:13-14 NLT)

Have you noticed these four types of people walking our streets?
Type one has earbuds, eyes looking to the ground and moves with a quick, steady walking pace. No one talks with them because their earbuds signals, ‘they want to be left alone’.
Type two walk as if on a runway. Flaunting whatever extreme fashion accessory they have, stopping to make a scene and have their picture taken, and then moving on to their next posing station. Although they circle the area for attention, no one talks with them.
Type three are gawkers, either staring or pointing at the landscape objects or the highly dressed or styled. They act as if they are standing outside what is happening around them and move too quickly to talk with anyone.
Type four is bold. They stare you down and dare you to speak with them. You can’t tell if they are about to break into a fit of rage or become your best friend. They approached you quickly, initiate an almost impossible conversation to follow, and then move on.
They all need to hear the truth but seem caught up in a different world. 

Christians are called to actively be the light of God in the world, whether it be our family members, roommates, neighbours or strangers from another country. We read stories of all types of people coming to know Jesus after talking with someone who loves God. So, how do we speak with those types of people? 

Firstly, we must remember that we do not save people but are carriers and speakers of God’s Word.  The Holy Spirit goes into the world, planting the desire to hear the message of God and we act as the second witness to that message, planting more seeds of truth or watering what has been seeded. We need to ask the Holy Spirit to prepare the way for us and ask God to use us to share His truth. These seemingly impossible people are not unlike the ones in our neighbourhoods, workplaces or even in our families. God can prepare them to know Jesus and use us to show how real He can be. Be the one to tell them about Jesus.