Why Are You Still Here?

In his sermon on Sunday, our guest, Pastor Jason, asked a question that has haunted me in the time since, “Why are you still here?” His answer: “Christians, you are here because God wants you to invest in someone’s eternity.”

Wow! That was like a punch in the gut for me. Working at a church, I do the church thing every day. It is my life. But how often do I personally invest in someone else’s eternity? If I’m honest, I’m ashamed of the answer.

Today I hit the streets of Appleton to shoot a video for worship on Sunday that reminded me of the urgency of the work God has called us to do. There are so many people in Appleton, young and old, who don’t have saving faith. I have to continually ask myself what I am doing to invest in their eternity. I talked with parents who desperately want their child to find their way back to church and rekindle that personal relationship with Jesus. Again, I have to ask myself, what am I doing to invest in their children’s eternity.

God has called me and you, not just the church, to share our faith. How will you do that today?