For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. – John 3:16 NIV
I remember memorizing John 3:16 when I was a child. At the time the words didn’t really sink in, yet God’s words certainly made an impression on me.
When I think about sharing my faith in Christ Jesus with my friends who are not religious and who appear to never want to talk about religion or spiritually, I take pause. On one hand, I want to respect their beliefs, yet on the other hand I also enjoy their company and can’t exactly imagine heaven without them. Who wouldn’t want to miss out on heaven? I know that God gives all of us the choice to believe or not. He is incredibly fair.
I trust that even if I don’t know the right words to say, knowing me and seeing me lead by example will somehow make a lasting impression on my friends who might want to know and love Jesus some day. Amen.