Come and listen, all you who fear God; let me tell you what he has done for me. (Ps. 66:16)

THE MORAVIAN LEADER Auguste Spangenberg found himself in a deep discussion with a young missionary named John Wesley. Wesley had marveled at the faith the Moravians showed on a very stormy sea journey they had shared from Europe to Savannah, Georgia. There was an assurance the Moravians had at the height of the storm that Wesley simply didn’t. Wesley made it a point to inquire about it when they reached their destination. After Wesley explained himself, Spangenberg asked him, “Do you know Jesus Christ?” Wesley replied, “I know He is the Savior of the world.” Spangenberg asked, “True, but do you know that He has saved you?” It was a question John Wesley considered for years until the gospel story became his experience.

Psalm 66 follows a pattern of storytelling about God’s salvation. It begins with praise for His work on behalf of humankind. Then it narrows to the faith community of the psalmist. Then the psalmist makes it clear that he knows God has saved him: “Let me tell you what he has done for me.”

Although it is true that God constantly is in action to save nations and communities, Spangenberg’s question is as relevant today as it was in the 1700s: Do you know that He has saved you?

Then tell your story of God’s wonderful salvation through Jesus Christ with assurance.

This week, tell your story to one person who has not yet heard it.

Annie Wamberg enjoys being creative and hosting friends and family for any reason. She and her husband Steve have two grown children who are launching families of their own.