THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
A nurse on the pediatric ward, before listening to the little ones' chests, would plug the stethoscope into their ears and let them listen to their own hearts first.
The children's eyes would always light up with awe.
But she never got a response to equal 4-year-old David's. Gently she tucked the stethoscope in his ears and placed the disc over his heart. "Listen," she said, "What do you suppose that is?"
David drew his eyebrows together in a puzzled line and looked up as if lost in the mystery of the strange tap-tap-tapping deep in his chest.
Then his face broke out in a wondrous grin, "Is that Jesus knocking?" he asked.
When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice:
but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.
The lion hath roared, who will not fear?
the Lord GOD hath spoken, who can but prophesy?
Christians are not candles under a bushel, but on a candlestick!
Christ's presence within demands the light to shine without.
In Matthew 25:13-40 Jesus told the "Parable of the Talents."
This parable caution's Christians against "hiding" talents.
All Christians do not have a pulpit, but all have friends to whom they can talk of Jesus.
Christians may not own a newspaper.
But they have something that has MORE circulation: "word of mouth."
When immorality looms around us, do we not have "yet to speak on God's behalf?" (Job 36:2)
Shall the right be silenced while the wrong is publicized?
Do you have your spiritual stethoscope to the heart of America?
Do you hear Jesus knocking?
When we "speak on God's behalf":
we spur our own allegiance to Christ,
we encourage other Christians,
we make known information useful to lost sinners,
and we glorify our Savior.
Let us pray!
And, let us speak up!