Why we share the Gospel (Blog #3)
One day a young man came of age to leave his family’s home and go into a local village to find work. While the young lad prepared to leave, his precious mother came to him and said "Promise me, son...that you will attend Church the very first Sunday of your new life". The young man replied, "Yes mother.... I promise you." The young man traveled to the nearby village...found work and made new friends. As the first Sunday came, the young man's new friends invited him to go horseback riding. The young man eagerly accepted their offer and saddled up his horse. As the group of men rode into the village on their way out of town...they passed a little Church...and as they passed by....heading out of the village...the little Church's bell began to ring. Approaching the outer limits of the village...the lad heard the sound of the Church bell ringing.....but with each gallop of his horse the ringing became softer....and softer...but remembering the request of his dear mother...the young man stopped his horse there on the road.....the young man's new friends noticed that he had stopped and asked the young man if anything were wrong...he replied, I heard the sound of the little Church bell and remembered that I promised my dear mother that I would attend Church the first Sunday of my new life. So the young man turned his horse around and followed the sound of the little Church bell....back to the Church.
Society today intends to “drown-out” the sound of the "Church Bell" which is the truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ by whatever means it can.
Isaiah 52:7 says, “How lovely on the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who announces peace and brings good news of happiness, who announces salvation, and says to Zion, “Your God reigns!”"
We must "all the more" ring the bell...louder and louder...not just on Sundays...but every day of the week wherever we are at. So that the lost will may hear the call and return home.