Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Be Not Ashamed

Romans 1:16 reads "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth..."  Why is it so hard to talk about Christ with other people? Are we actually ashamed of this gift that we possess? It is our obligation and duty to share the message of the Restoration of the Church of Jesus Christ with our friends and loved ones, and even those we don't know. Why wouldn't we? We all came from the same place and are trying to end up in the same place aren't we? We are all brothers and sisters, and as such, we should have this desire to share this gift we have known as the Gospel of Jesus Christ, with EVERYONE! I would like to close with an awesome scripture from my favorite chapter in the Book of Mormon. 2 Nephi 9:18 says, "But, behold, the righteous, the saints of the Holy One of Israel, they who have believed in the Holy One of Israel, they who have endured the crosses of the world, and despised the shame of it, they shall inherit the kingdom of God, which was prepared for them from the foundation of the world, and their joy shall be full forever." Let us be proud. Let us open our mouths and echo the joyous sound of the Gospel. 1 Nephi 21:23, "...for they shall not be ashamed that wait for me."

1 comment:

  1. Why IS it so hard to talk about Christ with others? What a valid question. I had no problem at all talking about Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt and passing out fliers at the high school last week, but when it comes to telling people about the joy I have found in Christ or passing out information about Him, I sadly fall short. Do I want my loved ones and friends to experience the Love of Christ? Yes, but do I tell them about Him? There will come a day when we are asked why we did not share His gospel, and that alone should give us the strength to do so.