Letter of Introduction

by Sherry Yarger

What does your letter of introduction say about you?

A salesman sends a letter of introduction to present himself to others in a light that will hopefully make the person receiving the letter trust him and want what he has to offer.

A speaker sends a letter of introduction regaling her attributes so the audience will be enticed to hear what she has to say.

If you were introducing yourself to a non-Christian whom you hoped to win for Christ, what would you want your letter of introduction to say about you?

As Christians, we are introducing ourselves to non-Christians every day.  Our actions are being read by all with whom we come in contact.  Do our actions and character draw people to us and make them want what we have?  Can they see the love of Christ in us and through us?

Paul commended the church at Corinth in 2 Corinthians 3:2-3: You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everybody. You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.

Hebrews 12:1 says we are surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses:  Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles.

What does your letter of introduction say about you?

Prayer: My most gracious heavenly Father, help me to be ever mindful of the multitude of witnesses who surround me.  Cleanse me of my sins.  Through the power of your Holy Spirit guide me and help me yield myself completely to you so others may read on the tablet of my heart a love letter from Christ, one which will draw them to you.

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