Did you know that a single match can burn for about 8-10 seconds before the flame dies? That sure doesn’t seem like a lot of time. But something so temporary and seemingly insignificant as a little match can have a long-lasting impact on its surroundings.
If you light a match and hold it next to another, that match will light on fire too. In fact, if you throw it on a pile of logs, it has the potential to light a bonfire!
But a solitary match standing alone with its flame will eventually go out… and have nothing to show for it. It needs to share it’s flame with something else in order to fulfill its intended purpose.
Okay, we all know how matches work. Why are you sitting around writing about the obvious?
Good question. Here’s why: I don’t want to be that way.
I don’t want to be a solitary match standing alone with my flame. It’s just too bright and wonderful not to share it with others.
Matthew 28:18 says “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations…”
We’re called to take the gospel to those that don’t have it; to take our flame and ignite others that aren’t on fire; to be a disciple that makes disciples. As a flame is to a match, so the gospel should be to my life! As I said earlier, it’s just too bright and wonderful not to share it with others.