I live in Genesee County, Michigan and in 2010 the population of Genesee County was right around 425,000. Of that number, over half reported that they had no religious affiliation. City-Data.com reported that 60.6% or 258,027 of County residents did not consider themselves an adherent to any faith. Add to that another 4.2% or almost 18,000 who are Muslims or some type of Eastern Religion and the results show there are over 275,000 people in our County who we can assume do not know Jesus Christ.
We read in 1 Peter 2:9 “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.” (ESV)
We the believers in Christ are the chosen race, we have inherited the Royal Priesthood and with that inheritance we have also been given the task of proclaiming His Excellency. We are to be about the business of sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Before our Lord ascended into heaven he left these instructions for us; “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” (Acts 1:8 ESV).
That’s plain isn’t it? As believers we have the Holy Spirit. He is called among other things the Comforter, the Counselor, the Advocate and in this verse the Power. That power should be the driving force in being His witness to the ends of the earth, even to the edges of Genesee County.
Which of the 275,000 lost are praying for? Which are you inviting to church? Which are you showing acts of Christian love to?
Copyright Roy Richard