Are We Just Shaking Hands?August 28, 2019 Save Article
He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him. John 3:36
There was a preacher who kept a painting in his study of a shipwreck. There were sailors in lifeboats reaching out their hands to people floating on debris from the ship. A little boy looked at the painting and asked his daddy, “Are those in the lifeboats trying to save those people or are they just shaking hands?”
I wonder about us. It is all right to have friends; in fact, I encourage you to do that. But are you doing more than just socializing? Wouldn’t it be a shame if all you did was shake the hands of those around you, when you could be serving and showing them the way to God through Jesus Christ?
We don’t pray, live, and witness as if every day around us people are dying and going either to hell or heaven. May God have mercy on us. The need of the hour is for men and women to have a servant’s heart and a compelling desire to win our lost friends to Jesus Christ.