Many people in our country are feeling quite anxious at the moment. Racism, greed, corruption and violent crime seem out of control.
What would you say South Africa needs most of all right now?
Is it a better education system; fairer distribution of economic resources; more understanding between cultural groupings; an end to all corruption; more practical love and care between the rich and poor; or the apprehension of criminals?
I dare say that all these things are sorely needed.
But what we need most of all is the gospel of Jesus. Because only the gospel can save and transform people – for this world and the world to come.
Once people are saved and transformed by Jesus, one will see the good things, listed above, happening more and more.
If we believe this, then our priority should be gospel ministry. Our extra time, energy and income should be invested in the gospel – helping people find eternal life.