Recently, I went on an outing with a friend from church to hand out gospel tracts at a Major League Baseball game. The tracts were a business-sized card filled with Chicago Cubs trivia on one side with a brief explanation of Jesus on the other side. It was a good opportunity to spread the good news that Jesus came to die for our sins. We simply need to believe and we are made righteous through His death on the cross.
Anyway, I was amazed at how many people refused to even take a card. Here, I had in my hands the words of life to give freely to people. I wasn’t selling anything. There were no obligations. I don’t think that I looked too scary in handing out the cards. But, alas, they refused. They refused my gift to them. They refused grace.
It reminded me of God’s warning to us. “See that you do not refuse him who is speaking. For if they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, much less will we escape if we reject him who warns from heaven” (Hebrews 12:25).