We had the opportunity last weekend to take our family visiting us from India out to Gatlinburg, a tourist attraction that is close to home. To view the attractions on the streets of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, you basically park your car, and walk to your destinations. It can be very tiring, but also very rewarding from a shopping standpoint.
So towards the end of the outing as we were preparing to return home,we began the long walk back to the parking garage. As we are all walking on the streets, Philip is singing joyfully "O happy day, happy day, when Jesus washed my sins away..!!" And he kept repeating that one line over and over. He was singing so loudly and innocently. I could not help but smile. I saw many people do a double take as they passed him by and heard his song.
That's real evangelization, I believe. Say it as it is, no questions. And say it joyfully, even though you are not 'normal looking' but your message and behavior says you are happy in spite of it all.
I wish I had his courage. I would be happy to leave tracts in the bathrooms and rest areas. That would be the extent of my evangelization when I was his age and even today. I pray that my passion would shift to rescue and restore and offer salvation of Jesus to as many lives as I could while we have the time on this earth.
Because every child matters!