Tuesday, November 1, 2016
"Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone." Mark 16:15.
If you've traveled much or little, or have seen movies shot in various parts of the world- - inevitably you will see the Coca-Cola emblem just about anywhere you or the movie camera goes.
One thing I find fascinating about this company is that at the end of World War II- Robert Woodruff, president of the Coca-Cola Company from 1923 to 1955, had a mission.
'In my generation,' he declared, 'it is my desire that everyone in the world have a taste of Coca-Cola.'
With a vision and dedication rarely matched in corporate American culture- Woodruff and his colleagues spanned the globe with their soft drink.
Would to God that we Christians would pull together and make it our goal in our generation- - to give everybody in the world a taste of God's Water of Life!
One thing is certain, if you drink Coca-Cola or any other soft drink, you will thirst again.
But as Jesus said, "Whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life." John 4:14.
What Jesus was referring to, of course, was the "water" of eternal life which his gift of salvation brings.
In today's world with all its turmoil, terrorism, and threat of war, perhaps now, more than ever- - people around the world are thirsting for the "Water of Life" that only Jesus can give.
"Dear God, please give me a passion to help reach my generation with the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. Help me to be as Christ to every life I touch and help me to stand with others who are spreading the gospel around the world. Thank You for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, in Jesus's name, Amen."