I met a woman just the other day;
She works really hard to care for her family.
I told her, “Don’t worry; God will provide.”
She gave me a strange look and then this she replied:
“Who is God? I’ve never heard of Him before.
How does He know about me?
Why does He care about me?
Who is God? I’ve never heard of Him before.”
I met a prisoner awhile back–
The judge sentenced him fifteen years for selling crack.
I said, “You know, when you sold drugs, God cried.”
He looked at me so strangely, then he replied:
This is all made up, but to tell the truth
Some people never hear about God under their roof;
They live their lives, grow old, and then die,
And up in Heaven, they meet God and then they cry:
I hope you have learned something from this song…
I pray you will tell others who might live so long
Yet will not hear of Jesus, the Most High.
Tell them so when their judgment comes, they cannot cry:
~Julie Hochstetler, February 2017
As my Bible teacher once said, ignorance is not bliss when it comes to God. God’s not going to excuse us because we “didn’t know.” We have the responsibility to learn as much about God as we can, to read His Word and know His commands.
But, as I mentioned in the song, it’s also our responsibility to tell others. To share our knowledge with them. To preach the Gospel, the Good News. We need to tell them about Jesus, about salvation, about love–and about the judgment that will come, the punishment for unrepented-of sin.
I don’t want somebody to go to hell because of me–because of what I didn’t do, didn’t say. I don’t want to stand before God and find out someone is forever lost because they don’t know God–because I didn’t tell them. Let’s “Tell them so when their judgment comes, they cannot cry: ‘Who is God?…'”