“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation…” Romans 1:16.
Hyemi once told me a story of her friend from Los Angeles. So her friend had gone to her daughter’s school for a parent-teacher conference. When she got to the school, the daughter told the mom, “Mom, don’t speak to me in Korean at school!” We may think, what’s the big deal for a Korean mom to speak in her language to her daughter? It turns out that her daughter was ashamed of her mom for not being able to speak English well. So she ensured that her mom wouldn’t speak to her in Korean in front of other people at school. It’s a sad story. I wish this little one would have more pride in her language and culture. Moreover, she does not need to be ashamed of her mother for not speaking English that well.
Sometimes, we may make similar mistakes as we represent Jesus in our lives. Being a Christian, a Seventh-day Adventist Christian, may not be easy among your peers. It may not be easy talking about Jesus to other people around us. But how would Jesus feel if we were afraid (or ashamed) to talk about Jesus and the Bible? There is no shame in being a follower of Jesus Christ.