A friend was surprised to hear that a popular celebrity was a former student of mine. "Can you get His signature for me?" the friend eagerly asked. I thought back to the countless graded papers that had been chucked into "file 13" and wondered if there was now any value to those hastily scribbled letters in the Name______ field. Even if there was value, the refuse of his middle and high school years were long gone.
I have another friend who by all rights is the best known name in all of the Universe. Sadly, I don't have people eagerly approaching me to hear about what He has to say, look for His signature among the stars, or read His best-selling book. So...how do I introduce this friend of mine and find "the joy of sharing in His mission?"
Jesus came into this world, not to condemn us, but that through Him, we might be saved (John 3:17). He has given us the means and the privilege to share that wonderful news and partner with Him in the joy of saving souls.