Rescued: A Story Too Good Not to Share

“BUT IN YOUR HEARTS REVERE CHRIST AS LORD.  ALWAYS BE PREPARED TO GIVE AN ANSWER TO EVERYONE WHO ASKS YOU TO GIVE THE REASON FOR THE HOPE YOU HAVE. BUT DO THIS WITH GENTLENESS AND RESPECT.”

PETER 3:15

You are stuck in a burning building and have lost all hope of making it out alive. You are just waiting to be engulfed in the fire. You know the end is near. But at the last minute, a firefighter bursts onto the scene, searches for and finds you, picks you up, and carries you out of the building unharmed.  If this was me, if I was the one trapped in the building, would I keep this story to myself or would I want to tell other people? I would be telling anyone who would listen! I would want everyone to know about how I was rescued, and more importantly, who my rescuer was.

In ways that are very similar to this “hypothetical” scenario, Jesus came and rescued us from sin and death when there was no other way, when there was nothing we could do to save ourselves. Regrettably, this is something I take for granted far too often and I fail to share this good news with others. When it comes to sharing my faith and telling people about Jesus, I make so many excuses about why I can’t or why I shouldn’t.

  • I have such a hard time finding the right words to say since my brain injury.
  • I am not qualified.
  • I am sure somebody else will do it.
  • I don’t think they will listen.
  • I don’t want to sound judgmental.
  • I think they will ask me questions and I won’t know the answer.
  • I am very busy and I don’t really have the time.
  • I tried talking to them before and it didn’t change anything.

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– Jeff Huxford


Thanks to Jeff Huxford for this guest blog post. Make sure you go check out his blog: JeffHuxford.com.

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