I just returned from New Zealand — rugby heaven. While I was there New Zealand played South Africa. The All-Blacks (New Zealand) won. The next day everyone was talking about the victory. No one has to teach a native of New Zealand how to talk rugby! It is their first love and they talk about it naturally.

I began to think, why is so hard to talk about my first love, Jesus? I can talk about sports so easily but I often come up short when I want to talk about Jesus to those who don’t believe. Jesus’ last words to his disciples were

…you will be my witnesses…(Acts 1:8)

Empowered by the Holy Spirit, this feeble, fearful group of disciples began talking about Jesus courageously. Jesus had become their first love.

I want to be bold like those disciples. If sports fans can to talk about their first love, then we can talk about our First Love. Join me this week.


Sharing the journey with you,

Bob Snyder