Today’s Scripture Readings: Psalm 55, Deuteronomy 11:18-28, Hebrews 5:1-10, John 4:1-26
Today’s Writer: Eileen Combs
The theological discussions I have these days, are with my 7 year old granddaughter about what a Christian is. In the eyes of a 7 year old, a Christian is someone who is nice, treats others kindly, and believes that Jesus is God’s son. Deuteronomy 11:19 we are told to teach the laws to our children– To talk about them on the road and at home. Someone has been walking down the road with this child.
“Evangelize” is a word that strikes terror in many hearts, but when instead we are asked to share on the road, that makes it something that we all can do. We do this as we drive and allow someone to go in front of us. We do this when we offer to help a busy mom. When we see that a kind word or deed will help, and we do it, we are following the Lord’s desire for us.
Psalm 55 implores God to listen to our prayer. We can ask to “fly away and be at rest—flee far away”(verse 6) or we can pray to be guided to the very person who needs us to be the “someone who is nice, and treats others kindly”. In this smart phone, instant everything world, be a people person. Let us as Christians tell the story we know and love. Sounds scary? Then rely on the last line of the last verse of this psalm. “But as for me, I trust in you.” Put your trust in Jesus and he will equip you on the road.