2 Corinthians 4:5-7
Indeed, we do not preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. For the God who said, “Light will shine out of darkness,” is the same one who made light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the person of Jesus Christ. We hold this treasure in clay jars to show that its extraordinary power is from God and not from us.
Dear Heavenly Father,
Your Son, Jesus’ life and death, is what we are to preach; anything other than this is from ourselves. Through your Word, we have the light about which Paul wrote. There, your Holy Scripture sheds light upon everyone’s sins, revealing the damnation all deserve. Then it shines upon the forgiveness we have received through Jesus. When we feel the guilt of our sins from the things we say and do, Jesus’ righteousness is the light showing how our sins have been removed forever. Through faith the Holy Spirit has created, we hold on to the truths of your Word. You have placed what is valuable—the promise of salvation—into what is ordinary—in us. Please let your light reflect from our lives, that through us, we would be an image of the Savior’s love, so through our reflection, others can also receive the certainty of His forgiveness. What a blessing that the more we share this, the more valuable it becomes. What a precious gift you have given us in the glory of your Son. We have peace and forgiveness that comes through him; give each of us opportunities to share this glorious message with others we encounter today. Amen.
Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church
Do not be afraid to share what Jesus has done for you; he has redeemed you of your sins and has given you the promise and hope of eternal life.