This morning a group from our church went to a local farmers market to hand out FREE water to people. It turned out to be a great day and the Lord really opened up doors for us to be able to share the love of Christ with people in our community.
As people would walk by our table we would ask them if they would like a FREE bottle of water. Most people were quite pleased to get a FREE bottle of water and gladly accepted the water. Some politely refused with clear skepticism in their voice. (one of those, "what's the catch" kind of responses). Others had a hard time believing that it was FREE but after talking with them long enough, they finally accepted the water.
As we continued to hand out water I realized that people are that way when it comes to the LIVING WATER that Jesus Christ offers. Some gladly accept the FREE gift of salvation that He offers, while others can't believe that it is really FREE and refuse to accept it.
As we were packing up to leave we were all hoping and praying that God would use those FREE bottles of water to make a difference in someone's life. It may be weeks or months before we see any results of what was done today or we may never know until we get to heaven, but one thing is true: We would have no impact at all if we never tried in the first place.
How true that is when it comes to sharing Christ with others. They may be skeptical and it may take weeks or months before they come to Christ. And who knows maybe we will not know the impact we had until heaven, but if we don't try they may never know Christ.