Friday, March 2nd. Daniel 12:3

Our devotions this Lenten season have been written by members of Faith Lutheran Church.  Today’s devotion is by Joye Roll. Also, if you would like to join our staff in praying the liturgy for Responsive Prayer/Suffrages just click here.


Those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the sky, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.  Daniel 12:3


Faith Befriends is an expression of passionate and personal evangelism. 


This verse seems to be saying that we are the “wise” ones who follow Jesus with the responsibility of sharing our faith with those who are still seeking God.  It is my experience that we might get one opportunity to share our faith with an individual.  What do you say to that person?


My first experience with this question was when an unchurched family friend was dying.  Her questions took me by surprise.  I remember asking her if she believed in Jesus.  I told her all she had to do was believe in Him, and she would be saved.  I also told her that Jesus loved her very much.  That was the last lucid conversation I had with her. 


Our daughter Mindy went to see her a few days before she died. When Mindy leaned over her bed to talk to her, the cross Mindy was wearing fell forward over our friend.  She reached up and traced the cross with her finger and smiled.  That was it – her last conscious effort in this life.


Passionate and personal evangelism – what a responsibility, and yet – what a gift we have to give!


Let us pray:  Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for the gift of your love, and the incredible, joy, power, and healing, that comes when we share this gift with others.  In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen. 


3 Responses to “Friday, March 2nd. Daniel 12:3”

  1. Mary Says:

    Thank you for sharing such a wonderful event. So special. Amen.

  2. Gene Says:

    Dear Joye,

    Just one (1). No my dear, you just shared it with however many read this meaningful story. We are given the opportunity to share with everyone with whom we come in contact. We just have to find the words, and the courage.

  3. Tanie Noclegi Says:

    Tanie Noclegi…

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