So Paul, standing in the midst of the Areopagus, said: “Men of Athens, I perceive that in every way you are very religious. For as I passed along and observed the objects of your worship, I found also an altar with this inscription, “To the unknown god.” What therefore you worship as unknown, this I proclaim to you. Acts 17:22-24
As Paul looked around Athens, he didn’t see the city as many others did – full of wicked idolators. He recognized the people for what they were: lost sheep searching for a Shepherd. He used their quest to point them towards Christ.
When we look at the secular world around us, it’s easy to be discouraged. But just like Paul, we need to see what is really going on: lost sheep, searching for their Shepherd.
If we, like Paul, are alert, we will know when we are being given opportunities to share Christ. We don’t have to address unbelievers with condemnation and hate. We just have to be sensitive to the Holy Spirit’s direction.
We are God’s signposts here on earth. Where are you pointing people today?