Be Inspired… “I want him to know”

“Dad, can you come and look at this?” My ten-year old son, Jonathan, was asking me to look over his homework assignment. The assignment was, “What’s the most interesting thing you know?”

I expected to read about a video game or some cool fact about an animal, but instead, it was a clear presentation of the gospel. Reading it immediately brought me back to high school where a teacher gave me a hard time because I was a Christian. While I was proud of my son for his boldness, I wanted him to be aware of “the cost” of being bold about his faith.

“I’m proud of you for being willing to share your faith, but you should know that your teacher, or your classmates, might give you a hard time because they know you’re a Christian.” I said.

Without hesitation, he responded, “Ya, but I want him to know.” He had decided, it didn’t matter what the cost was to him, he wanted his teacher to know the gospel.

Those words, “I want him to know”, have been replaying in my heart over and over for the past week. Even though I don’t see a lot of people in person right now, I’ve had to stop and ask myself, “Is there someone in my life right now that I can share the gospel with?” and “Am I willing to pay the cost that might come with it?” I pray that my desire for someone to know Jesus will outweigh any cost that might come with it.

Is there someone in your life that you can share the gospel with?

Sharing Jesus with Ontario’s Children,

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