Will you tell them?

Whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. —John 11:26

John, a friend of mine, was once addicted to drugs. Several times he nearly died. He was a broken man when he entered the Christian rehabilitation program that my husband and I established. By the end of the program, John had become a Christian.

One day as John strolled along a busy street, he began to see the bustling shoppers as God sees them—dying people. He had learned from God’s Word that those who die without Christ will spend eternity separated from Him. With deep concern, John thought, These people don’t have to die!

We all need to see people as God sees them. But that revelation also brings responsibility. Solomon pleaded, “Deliver those who are drawn toward death, and hold back those stumbling to the slaughter” (Proverbs 24:11). He also warned that once our eyes are opened we can’t pretend we don’t know what to do. God, who weighs our hearts and keeps our souls, knows that we know, and holds us responsible to act (v.12).

Think of people you know who are without Christ. They don’t have to die without Him! Jesus said, “Whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die” (John 11:26). Will you tell them this good news?

Joanie Yoder

If we really care for those
Who live beneath God’s wrath,
The gospel must be shared with them,
To turn them from death’s path.


Wanted: Messengers to deliver the good news.

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