It has been said, that to many people we (Christians) are the only Jesus they will ever know. If they never go to church, never listen to an evangelist, never read a Bible, then we are their only chance of knowing the love of God and the salvation that He so freely gives.
There may be people in our lives today that have no other means of hearing our Lord’s Gospel, other than through us. The Apostle Peter said:
But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear. — 1 Peter 3:15, KJV
God has given His followers an awesome responsibility!
Not only are we to be ready to answer anyone who asks about our Lord, we are to sanctify God in our hearts, and, even as God is holy, we are to be holy as well. (1 Peter 1:16)
Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; 2 And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour. — Ephesians 5:1-2, KJV
It is the “sweetsmelling savour” of Jesus that will attract others to us that they may desire to know more about the hope that is in us. Therefore, we must give ourselves to God, and follow Him in love.
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. — Romans 12: 1-2, KJV
The Lord has burned an image into my mind: What if the next person I meet, whether at work or at play, whether in deep conversation or only in passing, were to die tonight? What if he does not know the Lord, and I am the last person who will have a chance to influence him for Jesus?