A nervous witness sat before the judge and jury. Everyone could see his fear. He could not hide it. The attorney turned to him and asked, “Tell me, did you see the accident?”
“Yes sir, I did,” he answered.
“How far away were you?” asked the lawyer.
“Twenty-two feet and two inches,” he replied.
“How can you be so specific?” came the next question.
“I knew some lawyer would ask me,” he said, “so I measured it.”
The motto of the Coast Guard it “Semper Paratus” – which means “Always Prepared.”
Writing in his first letter, the Apostle Peter said, “If someone asks about your Christian hope, always be ready to explain it.”
Some Christians believe that faith is such a personal matter that it should never be discussed publicly. However, when the opportunity arises we must always be prepared to speak for our Lord. We need not be offensive or obnoxious, but gentle, sincere and able to share our message of salvation and hope.
Prayer: Help us, Lord, to realize that, ready or not, we are Your witnesses in the world. May we prepare today to speak Your truth tomorrow. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: 1 Peter 3:15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear;