Let It Shine.

Read Acts 11:19-21.

Today, some Christians feel that faith is very personal and are reluctant to share. Others discuss faith only with like-minded believers. Still others proclaim their faith to anyone that will listen. There were similar contrasting perspectives regarding the inclusion of both Jews and Gentiles in the early Christian community. Some believers preached only to Jews, but in Antioch some also preached to non-Jews. The Bible encourages believers to proclaim the presence of Jesus and his teachings to the world. If some believers in Antioch had not shared the good news with Gentiles, Christianity could not have spread quickly. Perhaps we should all follow their example remembering that psalmist’s words, “Blessed are those who have learned to proclaim You.” Do not hide the light. Let it shine for all to see.

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