Give a “little Jesus”

This Christmas, give a “little Jesus” everywhere you go!
Shine the light of the Savior to everyone you know!
Tell everyone about this incredible Gift and His amazing love,
Share the Light, the Hope, the Joy and the Peace that only comes from Above. -Author Unknown

Greetings, all! May you be experiencing the excitement of Advent as we are preparing our hearts and lives for the celebration of Christmas!

I was talking with Andrew once when he was younger about his friends and his desire that they all would be saved. He realized he can’t “push” Jesus onto people, but has to “shine” Jesus, lighting the way to Jesus by his love, his actions, and his words to others. Andrew learned that he can’t just tell people, “You need Jesus or else you are going to hell!” (or at least, it may not be the most effective way). But, he has learned that he needs to first build a relationship with people, asking God to open doors for him, giving him the right words to speak, and giving him opportunities to share Jesus and Christian love with them.

But, what I explained to Andrew, is that we need to give people the “whole picture.” You see, Andrew is in a place of “I want people to know Jesus because I don’t want them to go to hell!” But, what I am trying to help him understand is that is only part of our faith. Yes, as Christians, we have this wonderful hope of the glory to come- we have the promise of Heaven and living eternity with our awesome God! Hallelujah!

But, that is not the “whole story.” When we have a relationship with Jesus, we experience this incredible hope, joy, and peace NOW, here on earth, no matter what our circumstances are. When we have a relationship with the Savior, we get a glimpse of eternity right here and now!

When we are walking with the Lord, we experience true LIFE right now, and it is amazing, wonderful, incredible, and wild! When people accept the Savior, they will not only “escape hell,” but they will experience never ending hope, unfailing love, abounding joy in any circumstance, and indescribable peace, even through life's most difficult trials.

Jesus is an incredible gift to share with the entire world!

"In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they will see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven." Matthew 5:16
First printed December 2007

5 thoughts shared....:

Chelle said...

That is a sweet lesson he is learning. Love them to the cross, not drag them there :)

Susan Kelly Skitt said...

What a precious little evangelist! His love and concern for people is admirable.

Yes, I do agree as we teach our children the whole picture through the Word, they too can share the hope and help Christ brings both now and for eternity.

Great post!

Leigh Gray said...

wow sweet friend - how do you get your son to have that kind of heart. mine just wants to play ball and eat or computer......... I admire you so much!!

love, Leigh

Gina Conroy said...

How wonderful his heart is hungering for the things of God.

I just wanted to welcome you to Writer... Interrupted!

lori said...

Yes...may we be the LIGHTS that shine before all..not just some...
What a perfect word for today!
Oh, and Arthur inspired those guys in the freezer 2 years ago...we WANT more and all we're seeing is liquid sunshine...:( box some up and ship it on down...:)

Hugs back to you! Love you!! Not missing it with you!