If we are to be like Jesus, we too must endeavor to "seek and save the lost." Witnessing will not only be a blessing to others but also enliven our own work and worship. In the inspiring words of Daniel Iverson (1890-1977) who was a native of Brunswick, Georgia,
"Spirit of the Living God,
Fall afresh on me.
Melt me, mould me, fill me, use me.
Spirit of the living God,
Fall afresh on me."✞
Where do we start? Where people are. Do not despise trivial conversation about the weather, it can produce an opening to a deep spiritual conversation. Try to gauge a person' thoughts and concerns. Start there and ask God, the Holy Spirit, to lead the discussion. There is an old saying, "Dead men tell no lies," which is attributed to Thomas Beccon (or Becon) (1511-1567 AD) an English cleric and Protestant reformer from Norfolk. It is also found in the play by John Dryden, "The Spanish Friar, act IV, scene 1" (1681). These words point up the truth that witnessing is a sign of spiritual life and of being alive as a Christian.✞