Today is a very special day. Fanatics look forward to this very Sunday all year. Perhaps you’re one of hardcore, planning a party, getting your gear together, preparing snacks. Are you Team Snowy White or Team Great Gray? Happy Superb Owl Day, fellow bird lovers! Whether barred or horned, short eared or long eared, owls are beautifully fascinating creatures.
When we get excited about something, we sometimes expect the entire world to take notice. And when it comes to football, it seems like the entire world mostly does. Today people are pro-Eagles or pro-Patriots… very vocal, unapologetic, proud to support their team of choice. Not a single football fan would hesitate to pause on the street to discuss today’s game with a complete stranger. The enthusiasm breaks down barriers.
Can we find a level of enthusiasm for God that would break down all the barriers? You know the ones… embarrassment, impatience, self-consciousness. Is it possible for us to be so excited about Christ that we can’t refrain from talking about it? Certainly, there are a number of subjects that are well worth our enthusiasm or excitement, even if they don’t have eternal consequences. And those conversations that DO have eternal consequences are even more deserving of our excitement and passion!
1 Peter 3:15 – In your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect