We should live our lives in a way that people that aren’t Christian wonder, what’s the deal with them? Why do they live the way that they live? Why do they do what they do? Why do they act the way that they act?
Today, in 1 Peter 3:15, we are told that our lives should raise these questions in others:
but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect,
The light of Jesus should shine though us in such a way that it makes a difference. The grace of Jesus should just radiate out of us. The power of God should be apparent in our lives for all to see.
We shouldn’t have to go around announcing to people that we are Christians.
Our clothes shouldn’t be the the only thing that proclaims that we are Christian. Our music shouldn’t be the the only thing that proclaims that we are Christian. The symbols on our cars shouldn’t be the the only thing that proclaims that we are Christian.
Our lives must proclaim that we are Christians.
Our lives must produce questions in others.
And, we should always be ready to answer these questions; with hope, with gentleness; with respect.
Today, may our lives raise questions in others. And may give an answer to those questions – Jesus.