I woke up this morning remembering the last person I talked to on Third Street last night. His name was Lucian and he was raised in a religious tradition that had taught him that salvation was dependent upon his good works. I explained to him God’s method of saving people was only through faith in the work of Jesus Christ as He died on the cross as a sacrifice for our sins. It was one of those moments when even as the words were coming out of my mouth, my own heart was rejoicing in the grace of God…such a great salvation, which I could never earn, freely given. As we finished our conversation, I gave Lucian a gospel tract which he promised to read. And as this big, strong young man walked away he was visibly moved, wiping away tears. So I wanted to ask everyone to pray for Lucian to leave his works and trust in Christ’s work… and also to remind us all that there is such beauty and power in this message we preach. We need not ever be ashamed of it or hesitate to share it with any who will hear. It is truly the glorious gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.