28 He is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ.
This verse in Colossians 1 spoke volumes to me this week. I have always read this verse and thought about proclaiming Christ to Washburn...to students...to co-workers. People that need Jesus. Well, God turned the verse upside down for me this week and reminded me that I need to proclaim Jesus to my family. I need to proclaim Him to Craig...instead of assuming He is already thinking it. I need to proclaim Him to Bethany...even if I think she might dismiss me. And, I need to proclaim Him to Joshua...before the opportunity is gone.
Sometimes I think I talk about eternity, God, Heaven, The Bible all the time. I ignore inner prompts to speak Jesus...thinking that it is overkill for them. I think God was saying that I need to not ignore those inner prompts from Him any more. I need to proclaim Him clearly whenever I can. It's my responsibility to speak Him over and over again...even when I feel I just did. My family's eternity depends on it. It might just be the most important job ever.