We Know Something They Don’t Know
Then he brought them out and said, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.” (Acts 16:30-31 ESV)
As a kid, my brothers would tease me mercilessly. They would take the last treat and then flash it in front of my face, flaunting their victory. They would switch the TV channel to a hockey game or sci-fi series, killing my Little House on The Prairie. But by far the worst thing was the mental torture of them singing the haunting song of, ‘I know something you don’t know’.
I hated that.
It wasn’t something that they ever bluffed. They were smarter than that; if they had done that once I would never have fell for it again. No, there always was a big secret to be told. Painful hours or days of negotiation would pass before the information leaked down to the youngest child – me.
The satisfaction of finally finding out would be a freeing relief. Whew. Got it. I was in on the news.
Well, here’s the deal, these days when I hear that song in my head, it doesn’t represent a gossipy tattle-tale secret, but rather the Truth; that we know something that those around us don’t . . . we know The Way. Like the verse above, there are still Philippian jailers among us – they are wondering, oh how they are wondering – what the answer is. How can they be saved?
They may not understand or articulate that they need to be saved from their sin, but they are hungry for answers. They are hungry for Truth . . . for purpose.
The next time your eyes meet a face, look into their eyes, and then as a motivation of courage, remember the taunting but now motivating song, ‘I know something you don’t know’ . . . and then . . . take a deep breath and share the love of Christ!
Father, you have lifted the veil from our eyes . . . please help us today to remember that the Truth is not meant to be kept as a secret, but to be shared with those who don’t know.