Phony Joy

Reach | Devotion #5: Phony Joy
Josh Lahring | Production Director

There was a commercial I saw some time ago that made me think of how we should be sharing Jesus with others. It is called ‘Sparklers’ by Verizon.  Now you might think, “How did a phone commercial make you think about that?”  You can check out the commercial on YouTube if you would like. 

It simply starts out with one person holding a sparkler and then they light another person’s sparkler. Then that person lights another, and they light another and another. I think you are getting the picture. Next thing you know, there is a whole street full of people with sparklers lighting up the whole dark town, all looking excited.

It is what is said in this commercial that I believe if we Christians understood we would be telling everyone about Jesus.  It simply says, “When you experience something great, you want to share it with everyone.” 

This statement is so true about the way we are with phones and gadgets. How often are we so excited about a new phone or gadget that we feel like it changes our life that we tell all our friends and anyone we encounter.  We do not even care if they do not listen or have no interest, we just go say, “Hey, look at what I just got! It is so awesome! You should get one too!” 

However, as Christians, our greatest joy that we will ever experience is Christ!  Are we not as excited to share Him with our friends and others more than something like a phone?   

 Have you experienced the great love of Christ so much that you just want everyone else to experience it?  That is why we should want to share it with everyone.

“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 5:14-16

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