G. Campbell Morgan was preaching on the passion we should have as Christians when we speak of the Lord Jesus and what He has done for us. He used this illustration.
There is a tale told of that great English actor Macready. An eminent preacher once said to him: “I wish you would explain to me something.” “Well, what is it? I don’t know that I can explain anything to a preacher.”
“What is the reason for the difference between you and me? You are appearing before crowds night after night with fiction, and the crowds come wherever you go. I am preaching the essential and unchangeable truth, and I am not getting any crowd at all.”
Macready’s answer was this: “This is quite simple. I can tell you the difference between us. I present my fiction as though it were truth; you present your truth as though it were fiction.”
Dear Church, we have the words of life to a dying world! Let us not talk about it to any unbeliever unless it has reached the affections and emotions of our soul! Let us speak about it as the truth of the Gospel and watch a hurting and desperate world looking for the truth want what you have. “Christ in you the hope of glory!” Pastor Mark