William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878) was the editor of the New York Evening Post. he boldly wrote for all to know his stand for Jesus Christ.
“The very men who, in the pride of their investigations in to the secrets of the internal world, turn a look of scorn upon the Christian system of belief, are not aware how much of the peace and order of society, how much the happiness of households, and the purest of those who are the dearest to them, are owed to the influence of that religion extending beyond their sphere ….
In my view, the life, the teachings, the labors, and the suffering of the blessed Jesus, there an be no admiration too profound, no love of which the human heart is capable too warm, no gratitude too earnest and deep of which He is justly the object.”
What joy and blessings it would bring to see our national papers and magazines speaking up for the wonder of Jesus. But most important is that each one of us as individuals boldly make our stand for our love to Him. Joshua told the people of Israel, “Now therefore fear the Lord, and serve Him in sincerity and in truth: and put away the idols, which your fathers served on the other side of the flood, and in Egypt; and serve the Lord. And if it seems evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom you will serve; whether the idols which your fathers served … but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord, (Joshua 24:14-15).
My friends, this is where I am committed, to stand up for Jesus and seek to make His name as Gospel known. Speak up for Jesus wherever you are today.
Dr. David Bouler of Global Faith Ministries, Chattanooga, Tennessee, contributed this column to the Journal Review. He can be reached by email at email@example.com.