Monday, February 9, 2009

A Sermon in Shoes

“Do you know O Christian, you’re a sermon in shoes?” So goes the children’s song that we sang at a small Bible Church. A little song with a big message.

We are a sermon. What we do, what we say and how we act sends a message to those around us.

When we are standing in line at the grocery store, and the person in front of us has a million and one coupons, and some are outdated, does our frustration show? That little sigh just eases the tension. I am sure no one noticed.

One snowy day last year a young man had come to our home for a music lesson. While he waited for his lesson, he shoveled my driveway. I had not asked him, but I sure did notice.

Good deeds do not make us a Christian, but people do notice us because of them. Sometimes they wonder about us. Sometimes they ask questions? Doors open wide for us to share our faith with those who need hope – those who need Christ.

Peter tells us, “Be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear.” I Peter 3:15

Without a word, we can be a sermon in shoes ready to spread the good news that we have.


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