The Christian Public Servant – “a pretty good start”

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May 2, 2018 – Wednesday

Reading

Mark 16:15(b) [NIV] Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.

Matthew 5:16(a) [NIV] In the same way, let your light shine before others

Luke 11:33 [NIV] No one lights a lamp and puts it in a place where it will be hidden, or under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, so that those who come in may see the light.

Reflection

It is hard to spread the Good News in a workplace. People have many faiths, and some have no faith. Organizations may have rules, and nations may have laws, against talking about Christ.

But it is necessary to spread the Good News. Christ requires us to do so. It is our responsibility to shine His light before others. But how can this be done in a post-modern workplace?

Well, one way I spread the Good News is by sharing each morning’s devotional. You are probably reading it because someone shared a copy with you. In my workplace, I’ve shared these devotionals with 13 coworkers who now receive them daily. In turn, they have shared them with about 100 coworkers throughout the organization.

I realize a devotional is only one way to spread the Gospel. Yet I also know, in my case, touching 100 souls through these devotionals is a pretty good start!

There is so much darkness in the workplace, and somedays folks e-mail me saying that a morning’s message was exactly what they needed on that day. While we have no power or authority to change the world, God relies on us to be His light in this dark world. The more who see the light, the better our world will be.

Are you sharing the Christian Public Servant with coworkers? Today, don’t hide it under a bowl. Be that light in the darkness.

If you share with just one coworker today, it may be the only scripture that person has ever read. Now, that would be a pretty good start! Don’t you think?

Prayer

Father God, You instruct me to be Your light in the world. Help me share Your word with coworkers, and let them share it with others. I want to be Your light in my workplace. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

John F. Long, Jr., ETC, USCG, RET.
Nomenclature Manager
U.S. Coast Guard
Baltimore, Maryland USA

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