When people had encounters with Jesus Christ, they spoke about it publicly.
After her conversation with Jesus at the well, the Samaritan woman left her water jar, went back to the town and said to the people, “Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Could this be the Messiah?”
After Jesus healed a man with leprosy, the man went out and began to talk freely, spreading the news.
When Peter and John were warned not to speak publicly about Jesus, they responded: “Judge for yourselves whether it is right in God’s sight to obey you rather than God. For we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard.”
If you believe that Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation, then your faith should never be a private thing.
There are people in your life who are scared and struggling. They need hope for today and for the future. They are searching for a light in their darkness, and If you have that light, you have the responsibility and the privilege to shine it.
As Paul writes in his letter to the Romans:
“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?
And how will anyone go and tell them without being sent?
That is why the Scriptures say, “How beautiful are the feet of messengers who bring good news!” – Romans 10:13-15
“No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house.” – Matthew 5:15
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