1 Corinthians 9:22 “…So I become all things to all people, that I may save some of them by whatever means are possible.”This week, I’ve been planning a trip to Mexico with two of my grandsons and my son-in-law. That got me to thinking about a Devotion I wrote the last time I was there…
I had the fortune today to meet up with one of my lizard buddies I haven’t seen in several months. We share similar taste in hats. He likes fruit, I like fruit. We both like the ocean and to just hang around.
Although we may not speak the same language, we both like each other’s company. Such is the case when you leave the country of the United States and venture to another place.
You may meet people, and many of them are wonderful. But often times, they are not exactly like you. They don’t speak the same language. They have different customs.
Things that you think are funny, they don’t think as funny and vice a versa.
But as Christians and followers of Christ, just as the Apostle Paul, if we desire to spread the gospel, we must be willing to extend beyond our differences with others and become all things to all people with an overall goal to share Jesus Christ.
Even in the United States, it’s not unusual to cross paths with others who don’t speak English. Even then, there is ministry that we can seize to share the gospel with people who don’t look like us, don’t talk like us, and often don’t even wear the same hats as we do.
Today, be willing to seize the opportunity. Let down your guard and share the gospel through the kindness and friendship you can show someone who is not quite exactly like you.