You Never Mentioned Him to Me
Immediately before ascending into heaven, our Lord Jesus Christ commanded His disciples - "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age" (Matt. 28:19,20). Some additional details are shared in Mark's account of the Great Commission - "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned" (Mark 16:15,16).

No one can be saved from sin without faith in the Christ and immersion in the name of the Lord. Jesus expected His faithful followers to spread the gospel message everywhere they went. He expected His disciples to make more disciples by teaching, baptizing, and then teaching them some more. He still expects the same of His followers today!

Christian friends, are you striving to make disciples for the Lord? Are you sharing the gospel as you go through your week? Are you praying for opportunities to sow the seed of God's word into good and honest hearts? If not, why not?

I'd like to share a poem by James Rowe at this time. This poem conveys a powerful message on the theme of evangelism.

When in the better land
Before the bar we stand,
How deeply grieved our souls may be;
If any lost one there
Should cry in deep despair,
"You never mentioned Him to me."

O, let us spread the word
Wherever it may be heard,
Help groping souls the light to see,
That yonder none may say,
"You showed me not the way,
You never mentioned Him to me."

A few sweet words may guide
A lost one to His side,
Or turn sad eyes on Calvary;
So work as days go by,
That yonder none may cry,
"You never mentioned Him to me."

"You never mentioned Him to me,
You helped me not the light to see;
You met me day by day
And knew I was astray,
Yet never mentioned Him to me."

That poem should really touch the heart and cause Christians to reflect upon how they are doing at sharing the good news with the people in their life.

Jesus' life centered upon His Father's business (cf. Luke 2:49). And that business was seeking and saving the lost (Luke 19:10). If you are a child of God, is it accurate to say that your life is centered upon the Father's business? No one wants to have regrets come Judgment Day, especially not the kind where a friend or family member sadly asks why we never talked to them about the gospel and Jesus' church. May we live today in such a way as to avoid these regrets. Go, and preach the gospel to all mankind--starting with those whom you know!