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There was a song I used to listen to all the time as a kid, written and sung by one of the greatest Christian singers of that day, Carmen. It wasn't one of his story telling songs, or one of his up beat songs. It was a slow song that illustrated what every Christian should be doing out in the world, and it was called "The Light of Jesus to the World". Now remember, this song was written in the 80's, but the words still ring true today. And since I listened to it all the time as a kid, it's one of the reasons I went into ministry, because it was imbedded in my mind to serve and love the broken hearted and the down and out. Below are the lyrics so you can see the words that sometimes are hard to hear, but needed to remind us of what God has called us to do.
The Light of Jesus to the World
"Who's gonna take the shield of faith out into the ghettos and witness to the street gangs of the night?
Who's gonna be the bold one to tell the pimps and the prostitutes the affection that they crave is found in Christ?
Who'll take the breastplate of righteousness into this country's schools and preach holiness to every boy and girl?
Well, it's you and it's me who'll witness for the Savior, and be the light of Jesus to the world
Tell me who'll walk strong and tall and gird their loins with truth and stand and say "abortion is a sin"?
Who will confront the politicians with all of their deception and say in heaven, God won't let liars in?
Who'll take the helmet of salvation out into Wall Street and teach wealth is more than cars, diamonds, and pearls?
Well, it's you and it's me who'll take the cross of Calvary and be the light of Jesus to the world
Because it's you and it's me, we are the world's examples, our government won't teach us how to pray. Tell me when was the last time you witnessed to your neighbor and told him that Jesus is the way?
Because they're dying out in Vegas, they think gambling's the answer
In Hollywood, they're lost in lust for fame
The homosexual in San Francisco's trapped in vile bondage, and in Miami, drugs still play their hellish game
Someone has to walk this gospel of peace throughout our nations. Our TV game shows won't clear out our jails
Because it's you and it's me who'll bear the lamp of God and be the light of Jesus to the world. I said it's you and it's me, we're still called his disciples, who'll be the bring the light of Jesus to the world?"
Isn't it amazing how times have changed, and then again, times haven't changed. Sin is still sin, people out in the world still need Jesus, and the only way they can know of His love is through YOU. They will know who you serve by your actions and words. Let us be the Light of Jesus to a world that so desperately needs the love of a Savior, no matter who they are, what they say to you, or what they've done.
The Time Is Now For You To Stand Up For The Savior And Be The Light Of Jesus To The World!