My Soul-Winning Sister
“My mouth shall tell of Your righteousness
And Your salvation all the day,
For I do not know their limits.
I will go in the strength of the Lord God;
I will make mention of Your righteousness, of Yours only.
O God, You have taught me from my youth;
And to this day I declare Your wondrous works.
Now also when I am old and grayheaded,
O God, do not forsake me,
Until I declare Your strength to this generation,
Your power to everyone who is to come.” Psalm 71:15-18
If there’s anything I know about my friend, it’s that her two greatest loves are the Lord Himself and going out into the highways and byways to share the Gospel message with the world around her.
My friend isn’t any spring chicken. In fact, her nickname is “Ducky” based on her last name. Joking aside, she’s in her early 70’s. But that doesn’t stop her from hopping on her bicycle even in the coldest of weather and heading out to proclaim the Lord to the world. But she’s quick to say it wasn’t always that way.
For so very long, for years in fact, she thought it was enough to simply commit her life to the Lord Jesus Christ and enjoy her relationship with the Lord on earth until one day she would skip off happily to heaven. Tragically, her church life was such that she wasn’t taught where she attended that Christ’s followers are given Christ’s commission. To go tell the world the only way to a relationship with God and forever in heaven with Him is through turning from our sins and believing Christ is Lord and died for us and was raised from the dead whereby we genuinely turn away from our sins and henceforth learn to live for God according to His ways.
The Lord in His mercy led her to a church where she learned the truth. That she as Christ’s follower has a job to do. Sometimes talking to my friend is like looking in the mirror. For she like myself has a love beyond measure for the Lord and a passion beyond description to help others to know and be with Him forever.
Friend, this message isn’t about my soul-winning sister and her fervor for serving Christ by telling the world about Him. It’s a message for all of us that we all need to make our greatest priorities loving and following Jesus and telling the world how to be in His presence forevermore!