You can drive by nearly any intersection in my little corner of northeast Ohio and see advertisments on telephone poles about how you can make $500 to $1,000 a month working from home in only 2 hours per week. These silly multi-level marketers have some wild idea that they have something people need – some sort of genius “get-rich-quick” strategy. These sorts of signs and promises are nearly everywhere these days and the marketers are relentless. They recruit and multiply themselves in the most zealous ways possible. Of course, it’s a dead-end ploy with no pot of gold at the other end of the rainbow.
Yet, if these marketers and businesses are always on the lookout for prospective representatives, how much more should ambassadors of Christ be doing the same?
Someone once said evangelism is simply, “one beggar showing another beggar where to find bread.” I love that description because it brings clarity and humility to the mindset of the one “evangelizing.” We are no different than each other. I am a beggar just like you, but I have found bread – real bread, the bread of life – and you need some. Come, let’s together go and eat of this bread. Taste and see how good it is!
When I am told good news, I can’t keep it in. I feel an overwhelming desire to share it with someone else. Who wants to be alone in their joy? Isn’t joy meant to be shared and passed on and multiplied? The Gospel has come to you on it’s way to someone else. It was meant to be announced and shared and passed on and in doing so we are gospeling – sharing the good news and story of Jesus Christ. Be a beggar who shows other beggars where to find the bread of life.
How zealous are you efforts in telling others the good news of the Gospel? How can we grow in our gospeling efforts?