Most people who don’t follow Jesus haven’t yet been fully introduced to him. That’s our job, to make an adequate introduction through words and works.
By the way, Jesus did NOT say, “They will see your good looks and glorify your Father in heaven.” It’s not our good looks that verify that ours is a salvation made in heaven. Our witness has nothing to do with good-looking Christians or good-looking churches with impressive presentations. Our “good works” have to do with the way we conduct ourselves in the world as lovers of Jesus.
Being witnesses is not an either/or proposition. We’ve failed if they can’t hear our words past the noise of our lives. We have to both live and give a good testimony.
– Originally published in Reaching Rahab: Joining God In His Quest For Friends