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The past few days I have been thinking about how my father spent his days on this earth.  If you knew my dad, then you knew He loved the Lord with all his heart.  He always had a big smile on his face.  He would walk up to people all the time and ask them if they had been saved yet. It makes me smile to think about that today.  Do you ever think about the lost people you come in contact with? When was the last time you were burdened for the lost souls in this world, in your community, in your family, in your home?

My Dad’s last sermon he preached was on the parable of the lost sheep.  I love this story.  Jesus shares this parable in Luke chapter 15, “There is a man who has one hundred sheep, if he loses one of them, doesn’t he leave in ninety-nine to go find the one? And when he finds him, he is so happy, he rejoices.  When he gets home, he calls together his family and friends and say, Come over here and let me tell you this exciting story of how I found my sheep that was lost.” Then Jesus says, “Likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine just people who need no repentance.”

God has been speaking to me lately about how important it is for me to get busy telling people about salvation.  He has given us this wonderful gift and all through the New Testament He tells us to go into this world and share this gospel we have found! How will they know if we don’t tell them?

I want to urge you today to decide this is the day you will determine to tell someone about Jesus.  I love the song that says, “Each one can reach one, if we follow after Christ we all can lead one. We can lead one to the Savior, and together we can tell the world that Jesus is the way, if we each one reach one.”

My heart overflows with joy when I think back to the day I ask Jesus in my heart.  I am so thankful that I was taught about the gift of salvation.  I am so thankful for the day Jesus knocked on my heart’s door, and I let Him in. He changed my life forever! How awesome is that?  I feel an urgency within me to use the rest of my life to share the joy I have in Christ.  I want others to see how He lives in me and want it. I want His smile to permeate my face and His light to shine brightly with all I come in contact with.

Can we decide today to make our top priority sharing the gospel with a lost soul? What could be more important? God loves us so much.  He desires to use people to spread His gospel; people that know what God has saved them from, people who will go and with excitement, share what Jesus has done in our lives.  That’s us! It is me and you! What am I consumed with?  A burning fire to reach the lost; or a burning desire to enjoy the things of life, and leave it to someone else to share Christ with others.

The parable in Luke tells us there is rejoicing in heaven over one lost soul coming to the Savior. I don’t know what they do when the news comes of another soul coming to know Jesus, they might do the wave! I just know there is great excitement there.  So let’s get excited here and decide to take the time to share Christ with another. May this become my greatest desire!

The message is unchanging, “Go ye into all the world” and share the love of Jesus far away or door to door. You see, just like somebody told you that Jesus loves you so; you must tell someone, who will tell someone, until the whole world knows!”