Act wisely toward outsiders, making the most of the opportunity. Your speech should always be gracious and sprinkled with insight so that you may know how to respond to every person. (Colossians 4:5-6)
Each day, we are presented with countless opportunities to witness to Jesus. Our text from Colossians instructs us that our words “should always be gracious and sprinkled with insight.” Our witness can take many forms. We may be given the opportunity to tell someone the story of Christ. We might have the chance to share wisdom from Scripture or from a church service or Sunday school class. We might simply share some bit of knowledge we have gained along life’s way in a kind and helpful manner.
We often imagine the task of witness as wrought with difficulty. It need not be that way. Your interactions with your friends, co-workers, family members, spouse, ex-spouse—all these can be seasoned with grace and undertaken in the spirit of the Lord. They can all give witness to another reality, to the hope that you have, to the deep transformation that has taken place in your life by the grace of Jesus Christ.
Every interaction we have is an opportunity to provide a glimpse of God’s grace. Welcome each person today—every stranger and outsider, even those close to you—as you would welcome Christ.
Glorious and Blessed God, give me wisdom to speak to others in a way that welcomes them in the name of Christ. Amen.