• Chris Steele

Unashamed to Call Ourselves Christians!

Be Strong, Be Well — Saturday, November 21, 2020

Last Sunday night, we took the grandsons out to the front yard and watched the launch of the SpaceX Dragon capsule Resilience. While many are celebrating the first black astronaut assigned to an extended mission in space, members of the Lord’s church celebrate a fellow brother in Christ who is not afraid to showcase Christianity before the entire world.

Astronaut Victor Glover, said he packed his Bible and communion cups before heading for the International Space Station. He will be there until spring of next year. While in space he will attend internet virtual worship services with the Southeast Church of Christ, his home congregation in Friendswood, Texas, a suburb of Houston.

We are thankful for people like Victor. While he stands on the world stage, he makes it very clear that his faith is in God and his guide is His Word.

No matter who we are, or what our profession might be, or where we live or travel in this world (or beyond) Christians must never be ashamed of our Savior and King, Jesus Christ.

Consider the following scriptures.

“I will speak of Your testimonies also before kings, And will not be ashamed” (Psalm 119:46).

“For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words, of him the Son of Man will be ashamed when He comes in His own glory, and in His Father’s, and of the holy angels” (Luke 9:26).

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek” (Romans 1:16).

“For this reason I also suffer these things; nevertheless I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep what I have committed to Him until that Day” (2 Timothy 1:12).

May we stand with our brother, Victor, unashamed to call ourselves Christians! —Chris

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