I’m traveling today! One of my sons has blessed me by taking me on a mini-vacation for no reason other than he wanted to bless me. Indeed, I am blessed. “Son, are you up for this trip?”, I asked. He said, “I am if you are.” I took that as a challenge, so we’re on the road.
Currently, we’re in some mountains, and they are gorgeous. Luke 19:40 (ESV) keeps going through my mind: He [Jesus] answered, “I tell you, if these were silent, the very stones would cry out.” That’s how I feel. If I remain silent, then surely the very rocks of these mountains will cry out. And, Psalms 8:9 (ESV) keeps bubbling up: “O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!” Even here where there are no houses or farms, the name of the Lord is majestic!
Notice the way I am writing to tell you of my gladness. This way of writing is grammatically called “first person.” There’s a good reason for this; I am seeing and experiencing these things, so I’m “speaking” to you. You are more likely to join in my gladness when I write in first-person. It would be rather sad if I wrote, “Traditionally, it is said that some experienced joy when they traveled through mountains.”
So, with great joy, I declare that I don’t have to regurgitate traditions to you. The Holy Spirit is bursting within me because I am personally experiencing, right now, these blessings.
This desire for first-person communication is what people want when we or they bring up Jesus/God in our conversations.
People want to know if Christianity is working for us and how it works. They want to know because there is a need for God in every unsaved person. So, a first-person account is what God wants us to give people. Their need is our opportunity to tell the wonders of Jesus in our life.
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