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 too. In the inspiring words of the Christian chorus by Daniel Iverson (1890-1977) who lived in 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 in evangelism? The answer is, Where people are. Do not despise trivial conversation about the weather, it can produce an opening with a deeper spiritual end. 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 attributed to Thomas Beccon (or Becon) (1511-1567) an English cleric and Protestant reformer from Norfolk, "Dead men tell no lies." It is also found in the play by John Dryden, "The Spanish Friar, act IV, scene 1" (1681). These few words point to the truth that witnessing is a sign of spiritual life and of being alive as a Christian.✞