Ever used Lumosity? It's a series of online video games that help to train your brain. Studies have proven that over time you will develop language skills, memory, and speed recognition.
One of my favorite game is called FlyBy. In the game, a flying "V" of geese appear on the screen. Your job is to figure out which way the middle one is facing--up, down, left, or right.
At first it is. The image will stay on screen for a few seconds. But as your score improve so does the speed. Soon the image will flash on the screen! You can't blink. If you do, you might miss it.
It's that same way with sharing the message of Jesus. If you don't keep your eyes open, you might miss it.
Take Philip for example. Philip was travelling along a dusty, lonely road. As he walked, he encountered a speedy chariot going in the opposite direction.
Philip could have minded his own business. But instead, he saw an opportunity.
He approached the chariot.
He spoke with the man.
He told him about Jesus.
He baptized him in Jesus' name later that day.
1 Peter 3:15 says, Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.
That means be ready. Keep your eyes open.
The guy standing in line at the Dollar Tree.
The woman with the pitbull at the dog park.
Your next door neighbor taking out the trash.
The lady sitting near you at the library.
The young man lifting weight by you at the gym.
Be Ready. Keep your eyes open. You never know when you'll have opportunity.
Granted-- it's easy to NOT look. It's easy to keep your head down, your eyes on the smartphone, and your earphones in your ears. It's easy to walk right by your neighbor in order to get home and watch MASH reruns.
Jesus didn't keep his head down. He looks off through eternity and saw YOU.
He lived for you.
He died for you.
He rose for you.
Can you bring his message to other this Easter? Stay in prayer AND keep your eyes open for opportunities to tell about his love.