Before Jesus departed to his heavenly throne to take his position at the right hand of our Father, he spent time with his final eleven disciples- commanding them to " go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit." Matthew 28:19-20
If these were the last words spoken to his disciples, you know they were very important.
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."
Christ commanded us to tell others about him and promised us that he would give us the power to do so.
Also, No one can tell your story- telling others what Jesus has done for you is what he commanded us to do.
As an ICU nurse I have opportunities every day to tell others about Jesus- NO.... it is my obligation as a christain to tell others about Jesus. Do I want to save his Mercy and Grace and Love just for myself and my family?
I could tell you numerous stories about how christain nurses and doctors pray for and with their patients. It would take all day to tell every story.
I am reading a book now- Gray Matter. A book about a neuro-surgeon who prays with every patient before and after surgery. Regardless of how the surgery goes- he gives God the glory.
I held her hand as she held onto life. " Im so weak- I almost left this earth". After hearing that- I usually know that their time on this earth is short. There were a lot of people in her room, she was 90 years old, but still wanted everything done for her at this time. As I held her hand and looked up and down her arm for a vein- to start an IV in. I asked her- " Do you know Jesus". I pray for boldness at work, I wanted to scream it, but instead I whispered it. " Oh yes" she said. After that brief moment, the only thing she could say- was Jesus, Jesus. That is the sweetest name I know.
What a precious time. I want to yell out his name.
Use what time we have on earth- use the opportunities to tell others about Jesus. Talk about his goodness to others- to your friends. Tell them what he has done for you. And in everything give him the praise and glory, that he deserves.
In his service.