Romans 1:5 (MSG) – Through Him (Jesus) we received both the generous gift of His life and the urgent task of passing it on to others who receive it by entering into obedient trust in Jesus.
For those of us who follow Jesus, it is our mission in life to share the story of how we came to discover His transforming power—how life was for us before we “met” Jesus, how we came to embrace faith in Him, and how our lives changed after that. We have an “urgent task” to share our personal witnesses. I was ten years old when I attended a summer Bible school for kids at my local church. Children were invited to come forward to receive Jesus as their personal Savior. I went forward. People prayed for me. Something happened inside me like I had been turned inside out and given a bath—so clean, so fresh, and so joyful. Immediately I had a deep desire to read the Bible and learn everything I could about Jesus. My love for Jesus has continued to this day. Every follower of Jesus has a unique transformation story that is so good we want to share it. Ask around and listen for yourself. Jesus continues to transform lives today.