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Christian Living evangelism

Please Read if You’re From Earth

A few weeks ago I shared in a post, Kid Shoes, how I love to joke with young children at my school. It’s fun, for instance, to ask four-year- olds if I can try on their shoes. The look on little faces, as they consider this request, is priceless.

However, if I ask an eight-year-old the same caliber of question, I’ll likely get a more definitive answer. Case in point: a third grader came to school the other day carrying his completed science project–a plaster model of planet earth. I admired his handiwork, and then quipped, “I live there!” Without missing a beat, he said, “Everyone does.”

The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it;

Psalm 24:1 (NIV)

If this world, together with everything and everyone on it, belongs to God we should act like it. This is not a plea for committed Christians to become “tree hugging” earth worshipers. It’s more about the person to our right and left. Are we behaving like we live on the same planet?

Kind reader, the human residents on this blue speck in space are bent toward sin and self absorption. But the gospel itself reveals a loving creator with a different agenda–a God willing to sacrifice Himself to save us.

🎶”He gave His life. What more could he give? O, how He loves you and me!”🎶

Kurt Kaiser

And who needs to know this?

Everyone does.

Thank you for reading. 🙏❤️


NASA GOES-13 Full Disk view of Earth Captured August 17, 2010 by NASA Goddard Photo and Video is licensed under CC-BY 2.0

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Christian Blog evangelism

My Little Secret

Until now it’s been my little secret. (I’m typing quietly so others won’t hear).

In the bottom of the library workroom freezer at school there are two whole boxes of ice cream bars. I think they’re treats left over from a staff training, but what does it matter? I know where they are.

Every day, after lunch, I’ve been eating one, or two. It’s really not that big of a deal, I mean freezer burn will ruin them before Christmas, if someone doesn’t intervene.

This past Wednesday, I slyly opened the freezer–after looking both ways. And here’s what I saw:

Was someone on to me?

No. I checked with the library ladies: the books had gotten wet, and freezing them is the first step to fixing them. But why is this book in this freezer, above my secret stash? I mean, it’s a perfect meme, all I did was stand it up and take the picture.

You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.

Jesus, Matthew 5: 14,16 (NIV)

Kind reader, this little “freezer find” is a message from God. His light within us should be no secret; the good news of the gospel is to be freely shared with others.

Duly noted.

But I’m not telling the whole staff about the ice cream. 😀

Photo by Anna Shvets on Pexels.com

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Christian Blog evangelism

Divine Intervention

Mark, my buddy in seminary, was a big fan of Major League Baseball. He loved his Texas Rangers, and would often attend weekend games by himself.

One such Saturday night, sitting near the third base line, Mark began to feel wonky. He was sweating through his shirt, despite the pleasant September temps.

Light-headed and disoriented, my friend recognized what was happening. A type 1 diabetic since childhood, Mark knew his blood sugar was dangerously low.

He struggled to his feet and began to stagger up the steps toward the concessions, catching the notice of a nearby police officer.


At first, the cop thought Mark was under the influence of alcohol or drugs, but my buddy instinctively reached for the medical alert he wore around his neck.

The officer caught on fast. “Hey, give me a Coke!” he yelled to a nearby vendor. There they stood together, for the next five minutes or so: Mark drinking as quickly as he could, with the cop holding on to his other arm.

Soon, my buddy felt well enough to make it to the concessions. A medical emergency was everted.

For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved.

John 3:17 (KJV)

Kind reader, there are spiritual “Marks” in this world–staggering up the steps to an uncertain future. And, like the kind cop, our job is to look beyond justice to mercy. A single cup of living water, from the ultimate vendor–Jesus Christ–will save their souls.

Thank you for reading. 🙏❤️