Every year around Christmas, my church splits up into groups and goes caroling for the people in Butler. This year, after my group had sung for an older lady, she said, “I know you are praying people” and asked us to pray for her husband.
“I know you are praying people.”
Do people know that you are a “praying person”? Do they know that you’re a Christian, that you go to church, that you serve God?
Can they see that you’re different? That you have something they don’t?
After a certain missionary died (I think it might have been David Brainerd, but don’t quote me on that), one of the Indians he had ministered to said, “Him not just speak Jesus, him live Jesus.”
Can people, unsaved or saved, say that about us? That we don’t just talk about Jesus, but that we “live Jesus”?
We are called to be lights in the dark, witnesses in a lost world, saints in the midst of sinners. We are commanded–commanded, not encouraged, not told as a suggestion–to tell the Gospel, to show Christ to others, to love.
People are watching. What do they see? What do they know about us, know us as? What will they say to others about us; what will they hear from others about us?
Will they ever be able to say, “I know you are praying people”?