“If the world hates you, keep in mind that they hated me first.” John 15:18
We travelled by public bus to the area near the church and we were then split into 3 groups, one Muzungu, white person, in each group. Each team was supposed to go to 2 houses and tell the people about Jesus. This is not an easy task. It is hard, it is intimidating, and it is scary. A lot of things go through your mind. What do I say? What if I say the wrong thing? What if I look stupid? What if they tell me no? What if they hate me?
I think that most people struggle with telling others about Jesus. But if you stop to think about it, Jesus was laughed at, persecuted and hated too. He was even killed by hypocrites who thought He was wrong. We worry about looking stupid but if we truly believe in Jesus, how can we not share His love and peace with others? How could we let people go through life hurting and lost when we have a way to help them, to share our faith with them? So what if they laugh? So what if they say no? So what if we are persecuted? Jesus told us to go and tell all nations. He also said that if they hate you, just remember they hated me first.
In our evangelism day we were able to pray over a paralyzed baby, pand we got to see 9 people give their lives to Christ. When I was asked to lead 2 people in the prayer to accept Christ, I felt inadequate and unable to do it. But God gave me the words and it was such a blessing to hold their hands and be with them at the very moment their lives were changed forever. What a blessing! What a gift!
What if I had not gone?
Then I wouldn’t have had this moment with these 2 people and I wouldn’t have this memory. God blessed us today, just because we were willing to do as He asked. What if we always did just as He asked? What would our world look like then?