Shop windows will tell you a lot about a shop; often, what is displayed in a window is to attract and entice a potential buyer to come into the premises and make a purchase. The shop window markets the desired product and usually boasts discounts so that you can grab a bargain. You may well even remember when you were strolling along a street, minding your own business, and then boom, suddenly, something in a shop window catches your eye and compels you to enter that shop to spend money!
Let me ask you if your Christian life had a shop window, what would be on display? What would the general public view by looking at us?
Psalm 66:5 gives us some tips on how we can invite others to view what is important. It reads, Come and see what God has done: He is awesome in his deeds toward the children of man.
When reading this verse, I picture a very excited, enthusiastic psalmist, literally bursting to share the good news of what God has done, everyone… everywhere…Come and see… He is awesome in his deeds toward the children of man!
Psalm 66: 5 is part of a song of praise from the nations to God. Psalm 66:1 encourages all the earth to shout for joy and sing the glory of His Name. God is so worthy of our adoration and praise, and there is so much for people to come and see and give thanks to God. He has done breathtaking things for His people!
In these verses, the psalmist is urging a chorus of thanksgiving and praise and for all the earth to come and see it, join in and rejoice because of it. So feel free to take a moment to thank God for all He has done for you.
But also, let us challenge ourselves at this moment. Are we inviting all people we come into contact with to Come and see what God has done?
The reality is that life has a way of silencing our song and witness at times, but this is not a time to be silent. Remind yourself of where God has taken you from. Remind yourself of all He has done and is doing for you and in you. Remember the countless times God has stepped in to rescue and help you. Remind yourself you have a mighty Saviour. Remind yourself of the future He has prepared for you, hallelujah, and let it shine forth from your life.
The challenge is to let people see Jesus in the shop window you occupy, and best of all, we can tell that His goodness, grace, love and salvation are absolutely free because of what it cost Jesus!
Heavenly Father, thank You for Your goodness and grace to me. Thank You that I have a story of eternal salvation because of You. Your blood has cleansed me, and I am free. May my life be a window where people see Jesus. Let me say with confidence, Come and see what God has done: He is awesome in His deeds toward the children of man. And may many meet Jesus because of it! Amen