As I searched for words to express my heart this week, these words emerged from the depths of the spiritual jukebox in my heart. We usually sing this song in preparation for communion; but today there is something about one recurring line in the song, that stands out in my heart. It’s the line in the song that says, “Come share the Lord.”
As we center our attention on the needs of the lost of our city, many thoughts overwhelm our minds. This happens for a number of reasons, from insecurity all the way to expectation. To be honest, they all neatly fit into the category of “apprehension.” We tend to see sharing the gospel somewhat as an adversarial event,
but it’s not. In its simplistic form, we are merely sharing the Lord with those who are seeking the cross. What greater gift can we give another human being than our time and concern for their eternity? I believe if anything, we should be overcome with a sense of apprehension only because it is a “holy ground” moment (perhaps our attention is in the wrong direction). We appear to be more concerned about the reaction of the individual, than we are about representing a Holy and Righteous God. Whatever the mental roadblock, I assure you it was put there by Satan. God has been trying to get us to understand that the message of the cross is greater than any roadblock Satan can put in our way. The best advice for all of us would be to remove our pride and expectations from the equation, and simply focus on “Sharing the Lord.” I’m convinced when we do this (which is our part), the power of God will do the rest. Can you think of anything greater than getting a front row seat to a soul surrendering to the Lordship of Jesus Christ? Personally, I can’t. I pray the words of the song will serve as a motivator by giving us all the courage to “Share the Lord” with the lost.