Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20
There is always one dish that is only served for the holidays in each family. Some families maybe more. In my family we have the Thanksgiving staples but there are also a couple of other recipes that are reserved for the Thanksgiving table. One recipe is my grandmother’s sweet potato soufflé. It is a favorite. This past week, my friend texted me asking for a sweet potato recipe. I went to the kitchen and pulled out a journal filled with recipes. Each recipe is dated with the person’s name that I got the recipe from. I took a snapshot of the recipe and texted it to my friend. “Here is my grandmother’s recipe” I sent. She responded with “Awe.” She did so because I was sharing something special and dear. For the cooks in my audience you understand what I am referring to.
Later as I was making the recipe myself, I thought about how happy my grandmother would be to know that her recipe was going to be on another table this year and maybe for many more to come. I know she would have like that very much.
We can be a little stingy with our knowledge sometimes. Not sharing a recipe because we think it makes us special or maybe it is like a having a coveted secret. We hold back more than just recipes. We hold on to some snippets of knowledge in order to elevate or maybe in some cases protect ourselves. Whatever the reason, sharing knowledge is a good thing especially when it comes to the knowledge of Christ and the path to salvation.
Sharing the gospel and your personal knowledge of Jesus is a command. In Matthew 28 verses 19 and 20, Jesus is giving this command to the disciples. What good is a knowledge when it is hidden away. What good is your knowledge and experience of salvation if you are unwilling to share it with those in your life?
My grandmother did not just share her favorite recipes, she shared her love for Jesus not just to me but to many others. Now is the time to boldly share Christ with others.
Typist for Jesus
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