How many times have you seen an opportunity to turn a conversation toward Jesus and then just let the moment pass, never to be seen again?
UK supermarket giant, Sainsbury’s, produced a heartfelt Christmas commercial based around the famed World War I Christmas Truce of 1914; where on Christmas Day, soldiers from both sides emerged from the trenches and met in ‘No Man’s Land’ to exchange gifts and play football.
It all sounds almost unreal — especially considering the context of war (you know; armed men shooting at each other). So for my practical mind, it naturally begs the question: How did that ACTUALLY play out? Moments like this don’t just happen. I found out it came down to one small, yet incredible moment of ‘insane’ courage. Someone had to poke their head out of the trench. And that’s exactly what happened. One man. One decision to risk everything. One moment where the hope, that the promise of the opportunity outweighed the fear of the moment. Twenty seconds of insane courage that led to an incredible display of peace and humanity in the midst of one of earth’s most devastating wars.
We can all learn something from this moment — when it comes to sharing about Jesus; sometimes there’s no ‘right moment’ other than the moment ‘right now’!
Next time you hesitate, give yourself twenty seconds, then jump right in.
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.” 2 Timothy 1:7