- Coming home I drove to the wrong house and collided with a tree I don’t have.
- I pulled away from the side of the road, glanced at my mother-in-law and headed over the embankment.
- I had been driving for 40 years when I fell asleep at the wheel and had an accident.
- An invisible car came from out of nowhere, struck my car and vanished.
- The telephone pole was approaching. I was attempting to swerve out of its way when it struck the front end. I was thrown from the car as it left the road. I was later found in the ditch by some stray cows.
- I collided with a stationery car going the other way.
- The pedestrian had no idea which direction to run, so I ran over him.
Sometimes we get a little confused and mixed up when trying to explain things. As a result, our words come out unclear. When it comes to giving a clear answer concerning our faith, Peter said we should always be ready (1 Peter 3:15). As believers, we should we ready to discuss our beliefs and the reason for them. This means we must understand them, and then be prepared to present them clearly.
If you had to summarize the basics of your faith in the fewest words possible, what would you say? If that question gives you a moment of trepidation, don’t feel too bad. Even the great apostle Paul asked the Colossians to pray for him that he might proclaim the message clearly (Col. 4:4). Give it some thought, do your homework, and be ready. You never know when you are going to have the opportunity to give an answer for the hope that is in you.
Pastor Todd Weston