Heard any good news lately? Well, it happened to me last night. When I arrived at church I received the news that a boy had received Christ as his Savior in Children’s church. That’s great news, but it won’t make the headlines of any newspaper. Sadly, it doesn’t even get as much attention as it deserves from us Christians. O sure, we say “Amen” and maybe even clap our hands, but you know that we don’t get as excited as we should.
What if someone just inherited a million dollars? That would sure get our attention! What if the Astros won the World Series? Well, thats a miracle we Houstonians would never stop talking about. But a child gets saved and we take a “That’s nice” approach, as though it is no big deal. You know that’s true.
Please don’t misunderstand me—I’m not placing all the blame on you. I have been just as guilty as anyone . For some reason I can’t stop thinking about this. It just goes to show how distorted our perception of what’s important can be. The greatest thing that could happen to a person is to be born again—we all agree on that, but why aren’t we more excited about it?
We could spend a lot of time talking about the reason for this problem, but for now I simply want you to think about the reality of it. If we could only see things from heaven’s point of view we would see how we fail. The truth is we can, in a small measure, see heavens view on this matter—“there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.”( Luke 15:10). Why then are we not more excited? Why should we not rejoice?
Think about this—maybe our lack of excitement over a person being saved is tied together with our failure to witness to others as we should. We simply lose sight of what is most important. It happens to all of us at times. That’s why we need to be reminded over and over again. Hopefully the next time we hear about a soul being saved we will think about this and be motivated to win others to Christ. If we’re not doing that why are we here on earth? Think about it!