A Christian woman setting up at a church bake sale was approached by a stranger. The woman smiles in greeting and says “Hello”. The stranger smiles back and replies “Your church sign isn't up yet what kind of Christian are you? “Well” the woman says putting down a package of butter tarts “the best person to answer that question would be my neighbours.”
What would your neighbours, the people living to the left and right of your home say to the question “What kind of Christian is (your name)”
Do they know you and your household are Christian?
Do you know what their needs, worries and joys are?
Do you know their names?
Ephesians 6:18 commissions those who follow the Christian path to
“Pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.”
Our neighbours are the Lord’s people as are the people we work with, the clerk at the variety store, you get the idea.
As parents and grandparents ask yourself this question:
What kind of Christian do my (grand) children know me to be?