As the Lord lives, whatever my God says, that I will speak. 2 Chronicles 18:13
Proclaim the message; be persistent whether the time is favorable or unfavorable. 2 Timothy 4:2
When we think of the glorious gift bestowed on each one of us who believes, how can we not proclaim our Lord to those around us? Yet, being human, we are often hesitant to share God's message of hope given to each of us through the death and resurrection of Jesus, God's only begotten son. 
Often the time does not seem right. We have all seen people who stand in front of passersby on streets and proclaim in no uncertain terms the saving grace of Jesus Christ. Then there are those who live their faith and rarely if ever preach to those around them. Many are somewhere in between. They live their faith in their Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and speak of this faith when it feels right to do so, or when asked about their faith. Some are more hesitant but have a faith that cannot be put asunder.
Perhaps that is why each person is different from every other person. The ability to proclaim the gift of grace to others is different in each person. God knows this and is abundant in his willingness to forgive us and to help each one of us to proclaim our joy to others. We may not even realize how what we say and do impacts others by our ability to share our faith in numerous ways.
I have visited many people near the ends of their lives. They may be beyond even being able to speak, but their faith is evident and strong. These faithful followers have strengthened my faith, and I treasure my memories of them and their immovable faith in God's mercy. God speaks through us in many ways. May each of us have what we need in ourselves to share our faith to help others have faith and hope.
Dear Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ,
Thank you for the gift of eternal life granted to all who believe in you. Forgive me when I am hesitant to share the joy of faith bestowed on me. Give me courage and strength to share your message of grace granted to each of your children who believe. Amen.
Florence Smallfield