Showing and sharing, that’s how we introduce our friends to our Friend Jesus. We show him off by the way we live and tell people why we live that way as best we can.
Though they’re inextricably linked, some of us do a lot more sharing than showing. We try to get away with telling about Jesus without taking the trouble to bring him to class. Our assignment though is not “Show OR Tell.” No wonder people get bored with just our telling. We’ve brought no visual aid!
Rule of thumb: If it doesn’t show, don’t tell!
We witness with two hands: Practice and Proclamation. Amputate one of those hands and the message becomes garbled, even oxymoronic.
– Originally published in Reaching Rahab: Joining God In His Quest For Friends