by Darla Noble
With all prayer and requests, praying at all times in the Spirit, and being watchful to this end in all perseverance and requests for all the saints: on my behalf, that utterance may be given to me in opening my mouth, to make known with boldness the mystery of the Good News.
There is an old hymn that talks about today’s verse in a way that reminds us that we all have the responsibility to pray for one another and to share the great news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It is called, “Send the Light”.
Part of the song goes like this: “Let us not grow weary in the work of love. Send the light. Send the light. Let us gather jewels for a crown above. Send the light. Send the light. Send the light, the blessed Gospel light, let it shine from shore to shore…let it shine for evermore.”
We are all called to be bold for the cause of Christ—to share the message of the Gospel. Being bold doesn’t mean you have to stand before a crowd of people or memorize large sections of scripture. Being bold doesn’t mean you have to teach a room full of preschoolers or teenagers. Being bold for the cause of Christ means sharing the news and love of Jesus with anyone and everyone in your circle by being yourself and doing what you do best in a way that honors God.
You can do it! You can be the light of the Gospel wherever you go.
Pray: God, give me the courage and desire to share Your love and Your Word with everyone in my life. In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.