Popsicle Evangelist

Today Nathan was eating a popsicle with his mother while I took a shower. When I got out he started yelling, “Daddy, I eating popsicle!” Then he said, “Daddy, come see!” He was elated about his fruit popsicle and wanted to be sure that I saw that he was getting to eat one. So I got dressed and went into the kitchen. When I got there he wanted me to have a popsicle too. I tried to explain that I had just brushed my teeth, but he wasn’t buying it. He knew that the popsicle was good and he wanted me to enjoy one too.

I find that is what happens with most of us. When we find something we enjoy we want to share it with others. We tell people about the new restaurant we found or the movie we just watched. We share with people about how they just have to watch the hot new television show or try out the latest way to lose weight. We find things that we are excited about and we can’t wait for someone else to try it too.

But for some reason that rarely extends to telling people about Jesus. We have to have special classes about how to do it the right way. We need to memorize programs and have special meetings just to get us ready to share. Why is that? Is it because we don’t really like Jesus as much as we say? Is it because we can sing about how great our God is, but when it comes down to it we don’t really think he is great enough to talk about?

Nathan knows what he loves and he wants me to experience the joy that he gets from doing what he loves to do. I only hope that I have the same passion when it comes to sharing with the world what I say is the most important thing in my life.

2 thoughts on “Popsicle Evangelist

  • October 22, 2008 at 6:05 AM

    Wow – that’s about all I can say – you have given us something to really think about – long and hard – I want to be the popsicle evangelist but I know I’m not always. I’ll let you know what I figure out.

  • October 30, 2008 at 1:51 PM

    Thanks for this posting. It made me realize what I need to focus on this Christmas season. We at The Salvation Army get to caught up in putting out the red kettle to raise money for the year, having to take applications for assistance and any other opportunities that we see the need for. Thanks agian for reminding this pastor that God is still on the throne and He is expecting me to be a Popsicle Evangelist.

    In HIS Service and for Others!


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