Step Out and Speak Up - June 18, 2021

When we stand at the altar of Christ on the final day, we will appreciate the influence of those who stepped out and spoke up to help us. You can do this. Do not shrink back. Step out and speak up. After all, you are an ambassador for Christ. Can the ambassador stay silent? You are a coheir with Christ. Can the heir remain silent while blessings are available? Of course not.

After Jesus admonished Martha, he did the unthinkable. He went to the tomb, wept for his friend, and then shouted for the dead Lazarus to come out. And Lazarus did! He exited the tomb. But don’t think for a second that Lazarus was the only miracle that day. Jesus resurrected the brother from the dead, but he also resurrected Martha’s heart from despair. And he did both with words of power. This is how happiness happens.