“O my Father, give me eyes to see, a heart to respond, and hands and feet to serve you wherever you encounter me! Make me a billboard of your grace, a living advertisement for the riches of your compassion. I long to hear you say to me one day, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant.’ And I pray that today I would be that faithful servant who does well at doing good. In Jesus’ name I pray, amen” (Max Lucado).
I think that if the lost world truly saw the grace of God living and active in us, they’d be a lot more willing to listen to what we have to say about our faith. Gospel conversations flow more easily out of grace encounters. When we show grace, we often will open doors for others to hear our own faith story.
I love the idea that while people can argue semantics or doctrine or theology with you all day long, but no one can ever dispute your story. No one can argue with a life transformed. When people see the grace of God, it’s hard to deny the goodness of God.
May you and I be living billboards of God’s grace everywhere we go to everyone we meet.