How you can be used to impact eternity

You can be sure that whoever brings the sinner back from wandering will save that person from death and bring about the forgiveness of many sins. – James 5:20

In 1994, The New York Times reported that graffiti from the 1800s was discovered by workers renovating the Washington Monument. It was quite a different tone from much of the graffiti found today on walls, railcars, and street signs. Here’s what it said:

Whoever is the human instrument under God in the conversion of one soul, erects a monument to his own memory more lofty and enduing [sic] than this.

The inscription was signed with the initials, BFB. No one knows who that is, but this anonymous author’s words can now be seen by the thousands who visit the monument each year.

Though written so long ago, those words ring very true today… and they’re at the heart of today’s verse. Whomever God uses to turn people away from their sin and toward a faith relationship with Jesus Christ makes an impact on eternity!

Perhaps today, there are people in your life whom you can point toward Christ. Maybe they live nearby, shop at the same store as you, or you see them in your daily routine. Whoever it is, God wants to use you to tell them about Jesus. And when you do, you can be confident that you’ve made an impact that will last longer than any monument ever built!

Prayer Challenge

Ask God to show you people in your life who need to hear about Jesus. Pray that you would be open to being used by Him to impact eternity!

Questions for Thought

Why do you think so many Christians struggle to talk about Jesus with their lost friends and family?

Who are some people in your life today that God can use you to reach for Jesus?