I occasionally discovered bad rechargeable batteries, especially from those that I used in the trash bin we bought from Costco a few years ago. They just wouldn’t accept charges anymore on any of my chargers. So I set them aside to be discarded through recycling programs. That to-be-disposed-battery collection has grown quite a bit over the years.
In Luke, Jesus responded the religious leaders’ criticism with an analogy and explanation of His mission on earth.
And Jesus answered and said to them, “It is not those who are well who need a physician, but those who are sick. “I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.” (Luke 5:31-32)
Those bad batteries would have been discarded and recycled. But wait. Someone actually found a way to restore them. He shared this simple method online. Simply paired them with a good battery, short their respective positive and negative terminals for 20 seconds. The bad battery will then be sufficiently restored to charge normally in a regular charger again, and become useful again. With that simple step, I now have many additional working batteries!
Isn’t sharing the gospel the same just as Jesus did? Believers looking out for those who would’ve been “discarded” and restoring them to God’s kingdom. After they have been restored, they can be used by God for His kingdom work.
To God be the glory!