By Pastor Andy Plank
Caring is Sharing . . . Jesus!
May 23, 2021
I have learned a few things in fifty-seven years of living. One of the lessons I’ve learned is the fact I have wasted a lot of precious time worrying about things I perceived to be big deals that turned out much better than I thought they would. For example, the day before I had my bypass surgery, the docs told me they were going to insert a big IV into my aorta. If you know me very well, you know I don’t like pain because pain hurts me. I couldn’t imagine having a big IV inserted anywhere in my body being a pleasant experience, and I got so worked up over this that I didn’t sleep well the night before. Turns out that all that worrying was for nothing because I didn’t feel a thing. In fact, with a little dose of “happy medicine”, I slept right through it! A couple of weeks ago, I put off cleaning my desk because it was a total mess. I didn’t want to clean it because it was going to be a big chore. However, once I talked myself into starting, it wasn’t nearly the job I thought it was going to be, in fact, it only took about fifteen minutes! Now, if I could only discipline myself to put stuff away so the desk doesn’t get re-cluttered, I will have it going on! Let’s shift gears into spiritual matters for a minute. Can I ask you a question? When is the last time you shared Jesus with someone? If it has been a while, here is question number two. What is holding you back? Can I let you in on a little secret? Whatever is holding you back will probably never happen. Are You worried about making someone mad or someone asking you a question you can’t answer? Do you say to yourself, “One of these days, I will share Jesus with my neighbor,” but right now I am just too busy? Whatever your excuse or whatever your worry, chances are they are needless concerns. As James Clear says in his book Atomic Habits, “the hardest thing about doing any job is getting started!” Isn’t it about time we got started sharing Jesus with our friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers? Souls are at stake.
Be blessed and be a blessing . . . Andy