Tell Them About Jesus
When the spacecraft Columbia disintegrated on its reentry into Earth's atmosphere on February 1, 2003, a new pantheon of heroes was born - men and women who knew the risks they were taking yet chose to take that chance. Yet before their launch - each astronaut was asked to fill out a questionnaire regarding his wishes for a memorial service should they not come back.
Steve Riggle, astronaut Rick Husband's pastor, was given a small handwritten note that contained Husband's final wishes. It read, "Tell them about Jesus. He's real to me!" That was it.
To the best of his ability, Pastor Riggle did just that! He not only remembered Rick Husband as a hero and great father, but as a man who knew and loved Jesus Christ and sought to make Him known.
Is Jesus Christ real to you? Or is He simply a religious figure who lived a long time ago? How does a person have a relationship with Jesus? Jesus Himself answered that question. He said, "Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me" (Revelation 3:20). Notice that it is a living person who knocks at the heart's door, a living person who speaks to those who inhabit this house and a living person who invades our lives in such a way that we have companionship, warmth, and a relationship. Only a living Christ can do this.
Jesus Christ never knocks down the door of your heart. He enters only at your invitation. The good news is that when Christ comes into your life, He forgives you and enables you to live a life purpose and joy.
I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings . . . PHILIPPIANS 3:10