The impact you can make on one life

Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.

Ephesians 5:15-16

The great pastor John Wesley was returning home from a church service one night when a man approached him and demanded all his money. Wesley, however, had only a little money and some Christian literature. So the robber took all he had and began to run.

As he was leaving, Wesley called out, “Stop! I have something else for you.” The surprised robber paused. “My friend,” said Wesley, “you may live to regret this sort of life. If you ever do, here’s something to remember: The blood of Jesus Christ cleanses us from all sin!” Then the thief hurried away.

Several years later, Wesley was greeting worshippers after a Sunday service when he was approached by a stranger. He was shocked to learn that this visitor, now a believer in Christ as a successful businessman, was the one who had robbed him years before! “I owe it all to you,” said the transformed man.

“Oh no, my friend,” Wesley exclaimed, “not to me, but to the precious blood of Christ that cleanses us from all sin!”

Had Wesley not seized the moment to share the love of Christ with this robber, who knows what would’ve happened to him. But because he did, the man was saved. Don’t miss any opportunity to share the love of Christ with the lost. Let them know Jesus loves them because you never know the impact you’ll have!

Prayer Challenge

Ask God to help you make the most of every opportunity to share His love with others.

Questions for Thought

When was the last time you felt called to share the love of Christ with another person? Did you do it?

What are some opportunities you have in your daily routine to share the gospel?