By Jody Neufeld, editor for Energion Publications and author of Daily Devotions of Ordinary People – Extraordinary God and Grief: Finding the Candle of Light.
What would my life be like if I had not been born a Christian? I would never have tasted a piece of bacon if I had been born in a Jewish family! And if I had been born in Nigeria and Muslim, caring for hospice patients and their families would have never been such a life-changing experience for me!
This is Consider Christianity Week. You can learn more about this time of focus that is held annually the week before Easter from my friend and author, Elgin Hushbeck. He says,
The main goal of Consider Christianity Week is to equip Christians with the knowledge and ability to Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do so with gentleness and respect (1 Pet 3:15). Not only will this strengthen their faith, but it will increase the effectiveness of their witness.
Christianity is more than just religion. (Read more.)