Over a hundred
years ago, there was a missionary named A.W. Milne who went to New Hebrides to share the Good News with a tribe of headhunters. All former missionaries to this tribe had been killed by them.
He lived among the tribe for 35 years and never returned home. When he died, the tribe buried him and wrote the following epitaph on his tombstone: “When he came, there was no light. When he left, there was no darkness.”
Man! When the light of Christ is within us, we are the light of the world. Like A.W. Milne, Christ uses us to spread His good news. We come and shine the light in the darkness and the light cannot be hidden. What a joy and what a responsibility!
In Ezekiel, in the Bible, the Lord says to the prophet that he is responsible for telling the people that judgment is coming. The people can choose whether or not to respond to God’s call, but first they need to hear it.
That’s the job of the prophet and of all God’s followers today. Whether unbelievers hear or refuse to hear, you did what you were supposed to do. You told them about Jesus Christ.
When Jesus said, “You are the light of the world,” the word YOU is a strong one. It means “you and only you.”
Let us be brave like A.W. Milne and be a light wherever we go, whether it’s New Hebrides or New England.
“Christ uses us to spread His good news. We come and shine the light in the darkness and the light cannot be hidden. What a joy and what a responsibility!”