(James 4:17) Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.
Here we are at the start of the Christmas Season. A season of merriment, happiness, and most of our thoughts are on what to buy for our spouse and the children, and of course everyone else.
This is the season, where if we are observant, we can witness to others concerning Jesus, His birth, death, and resurrection, even though there seems to be a lot of controversy concerning what we can and what we cannot do regarding our faith.
The one thing that we can do is witness to others. This is the season where “Our Walk and our Talk” will be observed by more people than we can imagine. As a Christian, we are to witness for Christ. It is the core of what we are taught.
(Acts 22:15) For thou shalt be his witness unto all men of what thou hast seen and heard.
So when at the “Mall,” or the grocery store, or any other retail or business establishment, when God touches our heart to witness to someone, it is our task, as a Christian, to witness to that person, (not talk weather, but talk God) and tell them how you got saved, and what God has done for us through His Son Jesus. Tell them what Christmas means to us.
If we go back to the verse we started with, “…him that knoweth to do good and doeth it not, and to him it is sin.” We see that by keeping quiet we are sinning. Sinning is something we ought not to do, yet by doing “Good” and failing to witness it is a sin.
So if we feed several families by buying them groceries and purchasing their children some Christmas presents, without the mention of God and His Son we have still sinned.
I do not want to put a damper on giving and doing good, however, we need to do all these things and help those who are less fortunate. Yet, if we fail to give the “Reason for the Season,” and why God came to be born as a man and to die for our sins, what does all the good matter?
(Luke 19:10) For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.
So, use a witness tract, take some with you when you go shopping and hand them out. Do your job for Christ, and do have a Merry CHRISTmas.
Bro. John R. E Chastain