We went to Chick-Fil-A tonight for a BOGO chicken sandwich with our church bulletin and ran into a few fellow church members. After we grubbed down on our sandwiches, Karis wanted an ice cream and the lady behind us told us we could trade a kid's prize/book in for an ice cream there. We were already privy to this all-important CFA knowledge but thanked her nonetheless. We didn't get Karis a kid's meal this time because of our free sandwiches, but Neva and Isabella offered to buy Karis an ice cream. We never turn down free ice cream so they went to the counter and ordered. After I came back from cleaning up our table, I offered the lady sitting behind us an invitation card and told her a little about the church. She said they didn't attend church anywhere now, but were looking for a church. I asked her the million dollar question and she assured me she had been saved and baptized. She went to Curtis Baptist School as well. We told her that they would fit right in at church and we would love to have them there. I pray that they'll check us out!
Maybe while you're out scoring some free chow, you could think about the free gift God offered us through Christ - salvation. I'm reminded of Romans 1:5 in The Message: Through him we received both the generous gift of his life and the urgent task of passing it on to others who receive it by entering into obedient trust in Jesus. You are who you are through this gift and call of Jesus Christ!
We've been given something free and it's our job to tell others about it as well. Just like I'm telling you about the BOGO at Chick-Fil-A on Washington Rd. on Monday nights with your church bulletin. So share this free gift of salvation with others.