There’s an old expression that is accredited to Abraham Lincoln: “If I were given eight hours to chop down a tree, I would spend the first six hours sharpening the ax.” I first heard that saying several years ago. And although I’m not certain that Lincoln was the originator of or even used the phrase, I’ve thought about it often.
I would like to bring light a few things that are of the upmost importance to us as Christians and non- Christians alike. A few years back while witnessing to a young man, who for the past few years had a great deal of challenges in his life. With tear-filled eyes he looked into my eyes as though he was looking into my very soul.