Two young cyclists bolted across a dark street in front of my car tonight. They blended into the darkness because their bikes had no lights, and they wore no reflective clothing. Fortunately, they were not hurt. However, I made sure they knew they were not visible to drivers and told them to get home. When children put themselves in harm’s way, I speak up.
Many people are spiritually in harm’s way because of sin, so I have to speak up and tell them that sin and death have been conquered by Christ’s blood shed on the cross. I have to speak up so people will know that through Christ God has saved the world and brought forgiveness and redeeming love to all who believe in Him. Too many people wander in the darkness of this world without the light of Christ in their lives, and I have to speak up so people know the cross of Christ is the saving power of God.
People lost in darkness need to get home to the everlasting kingdom of God. I have to speak up and point them to Scripture so they can hear that Jesus said, “I am the way, and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6). They do not know that Jesus died so they could have eternal life, so I have to speak up and show them in Scripture where Jesus said, “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full” (John 10:10).
So I am speaking up.
Denise Larson Cooper has a passion for Christ and sharing His Word. A wife and mother of two daughters, Denise currently works as a gymnastic coach.
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