Unlimited: Tell Someone About Jesus
Aug 19, 2020 692
He first found his own brother Simon, and said to him, “We have found the Messiah” (which is translated, the Christ) (John 1:41, NKJV).
This is an excellent example of a positive, productive spiritual life. As soon as a person has found Christ, he or she wants to invite others. True grace is not a spiritual monopoly – it wants to include everyone.
The Bible story tells us that Andrew first found his own brother Simon, and then others. The lesson is that we should not neglect our own family when it comes to sharing the good news of the Gospel, but make sure that our loved ones benefit from our deep friendship with Christ.
When Andrew went to find his brother, he could not have imagined the impact Simon would have on early Christianity. Simon Peter was worth ten Andrews so far as the growth of the church was concerned, and yet Andrew was instrumental in bringing him to Jesus. You may not have great talent yourself, and yet you can still draw people to Christ so they too can serve him.
Ah! dear friend, you cannot imagine the possibilities you have for service to God! You might just speak a word to a child, but that child might be inspired to do great things for God in the future. Andrew might have had only two talents (as in Jesus’ parable in Matthew 25:14-30), but he used what he had in the service of God. He found Peter for Jesus. You can do the same.
– Charles Spurgeon (adapted)
Eli’s Reflection: What are the talents that God has given you? The question is not how many or how great you think they are, but how you are using them. Make a list of them, and next to each, write down one way in which you are using your talents for the Kingdom of Heaven. Dedicate your talents anew to God and his work on earth.