FEBRUARY 14, Hebrews 4:12
“Guess what, Mom!” exclaimed Bee Leng as she was leaning on her mother in the afternoon. “I got to witness to Kay today when we were at grandma’s for the Chinese New Year lunch.”
“Great!” exclaimed Mom. “What did you say to your cousin? It has been almost a year since you last saw her.” “Oh, you know-I told her she had to get saved or she wouldn’t go to heaven,” replied Bee Leng. “What Bible verses did you use?” asked Mom.
Bee Leng shrugged. “I didn’t use any, but that doesn’t really matter, does it?” “Not necessarily, but it’s a good idea to use Scripture whenever you can,” said Mom. She was preparing some supper and said. “Would you please call Bee Tin for me?” Bee Leng leaned towards the bedroom. “Tin!” she yelled. “Come for supper!” A few minutes later, Mom asked,“Where’s Tin?” “No idea!,” answered Bee Leng. “I’ll call her again.” This time she went to her room. “Tin, I told you to come!” she scolded. “Fine!” replied Bee Tin impatiently.
Five minutes later, there was still no sign of Bee Tin. “That’s strange,” said Mom. “It’s not like her to disobey me like this.” She went to the back door and called loudly, “Tin, come right now!”
“Okay, Mom,” was the sheepish answer. As Bee Tin came to the kitchen a few moments later, Mom asked sternly, “Why did we have to call you three times?”
Bee Tin looked surprised. “Bee Leng didn’t say you wanted me. I thought she just wanted me to play a game or something,” she explained. As Bee Tin left to wash her hands, Mom looked at Bee Leng. “Now there’s an example of why it’s important to quote the source of your message,” she said. Bee Leng was puzzled. “What do you mean?”
“You said you didn’t use any Bible verses when you talked with Kay about salvation today,” explained Mom. “I’m glad you witnessed to her, but don’t forget that the salvation message is God’s, not yours. Give your testimony, and look for opportunities to tell people what the Bible says, too.”
Thought: Do I share God’s Word with others?
Prayer: Heavenly Father, You have given me opportunities to share with friends about Your Word. Help me not to be shy but to be bold, and to share some Bible verses perhaps from memory. In Jesus’ name I pray – Amen.