Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.” (Mark 10:27)
A witness for Christ does not always involve fiery, passionate pleas for conversion. It may be as low-key as sharing a Gospel coin.
A dear friend of mine maintains a supply of such coins embossed with a decorative cross on one side and Mark 10:27 imprinted on the other. For years, he has given them to people with whom he comes in daily contact. It could be the waitress at the local restaurant, the bagger at the grocery store, or a forlorn stranger sitting on a park bench. However God leads, he faithfully shares these coins. Quite often, this kind gesture opens opportunities to engage in discussion about spiritual matters or an offer to pray for each individual.
Jesus encouraged His followers to let His light shine through them as they interact with people on a daily basis. Far from implying we should put on a spiritual show or constantly “be on our game,” it simply means to consistently demonstrate Christlikeness. We will never live perfectly here on this earth; but we can live each day surrendered to His influence “until Christ is formed in you” (Galatians 4:19) and the world will see our witness.
As children of God, we bear the family resemblance. We shine His light, exhibit His love, and carry His cross. Light needs no discussion to shine. Love needs no proclamation to be seen or shared. Christ’s cross needs no burdensome obligation because His yoke is easy and His burden is light. Earthly children do not have to expend energy to look like their parents; similarly, it takes no extra effort for Christians to resemble our Heavenly Father—we just live uprightly before Him.
Instead of complicating our witness or fearfully avoiding the sharing of our faith, we are wise to simply live each day in the guidance of God’s Holy Spirit, the expectancy of Christ’s return, and overflow of God’s love in our hearts. To do so unleashes the energy of heaven as we become the hands and feet of Jesus.
There is no pressure to “save the lost world,” just the call to hear and heed our Shepherd’s voice. Scripture calls us to “Go” (Mark 16:15) and “lift up Jesus” (John 12:32). That also includes the simple act of passing out Gospel coins with a message of hope.