2 Corinthians 3:2 You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everybody.
Part 1 of 2 – Picture yourself on a jet that has just taken off for a long flight. You begin a conversation with the person next to you and discover that he is searching the various religions to find the right one. His background is not Christianity but he has been reading the Bible as part of his search. He is filled with questions and begins to ask you them.
Why are you a Christian? If you had to identify one or two aspects of your life as a Christian that were the most important to you, what would they be? How does your daily life reflect your Christian faith?
What would your answers be to him? Would you be experiencing excitement at the opportunity to share your faith? Or would your experience be tempered by awareness that other ‘stuff’ has diminished the vibrancy of your relationship with Christ in your life? If your daily life of thoughts and actions were written out, what would they reveal to him about you and your faith? What would they reveal to those around you?
Today’s scripture presents the reality that our lives are being read by those around us. Their lives are being read by us. That is simply the reality of life. It is not an issue of being judgmental, it’s a matter of people being cognizant of the encounters they have. Think of the incredible opportunity this provides us with, repeatedly every day, to have His love and life shine forth from us!
Is faith reflected in the story, or letter, of our lives? Do our lives consistently reflect more of our Lord than the worldliness of our culture? The Holy Spirit is leading each of us to make Jesus the true love of our life. Hopefully, each chapter of our lives will reflect us coming closer to achieving this goal.
Tomorrow – an amazingly wonderful experience I will never forget!