Joy Opens Doors

I got this text from someone at Restoration City the other day:

“I may or may not have loved our uber driver so much he heard us talk about church and asked where we went. I keep a stack of RCC cards in my wallet and gave him one and hopefully he will come. Clearly I have your excitement bug!”

That story is as awesome as it is simple.  On one hand, it’s really not that big a deal – two people in a car talking about church, answering a question and giving out a card.  For the record, I have no idea if the driver has come to church or not.  I have no idea if he’s a Christian or not.  This isn’t building up to some amazing “and we’re baptizing him this Sunday” moment.  It’s really just a story of handing out a card.

On the other hand, it’s a great reminder of how faithful God is to open doors when we live with joy and are not ashamed of the gospel (Rm.1:16).  Stressed out, aloof people who are way too busy to even talk to their driver don’t share the gospel all that often.  Neither do people who aren’t filled with excitement for their Savior and their church.  But doors seem to open in the presence of joy and love for Jesus.

My point today is not to guilt all of us into giving away inviter cards.  But I’m wondering if our conversations and life prompt people to ask us questions.  Remember 1 Peter 3:15, “but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence.”  When Christ is foremost in our hearts, we’ll live with hope and people will ask questions.  It really is that simple.

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