Do you know?
In agony, tears poured from his eyes
They didn’t know
The past only confirmed what was to come
You see, they once bowed low in reverence
To honor this same man
Only then he wasn’t human
Disgust filled hearts, minds, and cries
They shouted for blood and retribution
To murder this same man
Only he was innocent
When life was ripped from his grasp
The gravity of what happened dawned on them
The identity of this same Man
He was their Maker
In glorious light and brilliance
He rose — shared forgiveness and love
From grace came this same man
He is the Savior
In joy, tears poured from His eyes
Now they would know
Now they could live
Now they were free
We can only live in true freedom when we understand the gospel — the truth that Jesus Christ, fully man and fully God, gave His life so we might live.
There are many who do not know this because we refuse to tell them. Why? Fear that we will offend them. Fear that others will mock us. Fear that we won’t say the right words at the right time…
Well, we were called to share the love of Christ and to preach His Word to the world. We were also guaranteed persecution. So, yes, there will be some negative reactions to our invitations of conversation. BUT, people will hear the name of Jesus, and that’s more important than a few frowns or no-thank-you’s.
Lives are on the line. Hearts are on the line. Souls are on the line.
So, let’s stand up against fear because we know the greatest news — the news that gives life, joy, peace, forgiveness, comfort, and love — and everyone deserves to hear it.