Jesus didn’t ask you or me to evangelize the world all by ourselves. We can’t. But He did ask us to bear much fruit (Jn. 15:8). One way is to lead someone to Christ. If we bring even one person to the Lord, and that one brings one, and so on, there is great potential for multiplying just as a planted seed reproduces.
A few years ago, the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago had a fascinating display. It showed a checkerboard with 1 grain of wheat on the first square, 2 on the second, 4 on the third, then 8, 16, 32, 64, and so on until they could no longer fit the seeds on the square. Then it asked the question, “At this rate of doubling each successive square, how much would you have on the checkerboard by the 64th square?”
You could punch a button at the bottom of the display to find out. The answer? “Nine sextillion—enough grain to cover the entire subcontinent of India 50 feet deep.” Incredible!
If each of us leads just one person to Christ each year, and each of those persons leads one to Christ each year, the harvest would soon be enormous. It’s happening in some parts of the world.
Isn’t it time we started sharing the gospel and bearing fruit?
I want to be a fruitful Christian,
Winning precious souls for Thee;
Telling them of how my Savior
Gave His life to set them free. —Ozbun
A fruitful harvest requires a faithful witness.