Over the past two weeks, my mind keeps drifting back to a part of a sermon that my pastor preached. You're probably thinking, "Wow! You're still thinking about something that was said weeks ago?" Why yes I am.. Which must mean that it reached out to me.
He made the relation that spreading the Gospel is like a cure to cancer. If someone that you know is dying of cancer and is only given a short amount of time to live, and you found a cure to cancer, what would you do? Would you keep it to yourself? No!!! You would get it to them, make sure that they were cured and then you would share it. You may share it with a few more friends and then eventually the whole world. You wouldn't stop until everyone knew that you found a cure to cancer. WOW!!!
That is exactly like spreading the word, except we are often too scared of what people might think, or making them uncomfortable. As my preacher put it, "Make them uncomfortable." Spreading the gospel is not a cure to cancer, it is a cure to death. It is the gift of everlasting life.
So this is my challenge to myself and anyone who is up to it. Take that first step, share it with a close family member or friend. Then take it a little farther, and a little farther. You are holding the "cure" in your hand... what you do with it is up to you.
Go spread the word...
And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned."