Isaiah 49:6″And he said, it is a light thing that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel: I will also give thee for a light to the gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth”.

We have a call to duty, just as Israel did and Jesus did, and that duty is to share the truth about God with others, so they can have a relationship with God. God wants to restore his relationship with all people and nations. A relationship broken by sin and compounded by people’s rebellion against him.

People seems to have one or two approaches for sharing our Christian faith with others. Some feel strongly, that they should live the Christian life to the best of their ability, and only talk about Jesus if asked. Although others might know them to be kind and considerate, but because they seldom speak about Jesus or the gospel, few will ever know about their faith in God. The other way is to share the gospel with our words as well as our lives. Working hard, trying to live in a way that is pleasing to God, and also looking for opportunities to talk about God, and what it takes to have a relationship with Him. Jesus said, this about the relationship between our lives and our words: “you  are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead, they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way let your light shine before man, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father in heaven.”

We are called to be God’s light in our world today. It’s through our lives that people see what God is like and hopefully become attracted to him. But it is through our words that they hear what’s true about God, For faith comes by hearing and hearing the word of God and what it takes to have a right relationship with him. God’s servants are to be the light that penetrates spiritual darkness and leads others to a relationship with Jesus. It is our dedication to this mission which glorifies God, and in the process help reconnect others to him. This is our call to duty, will you answer the call?