Bucket lists. Lists of activities or tasks people want to complete before they die. Books and blogs abound with ideas: The 100 places to visit before you die. The 100 books to read before you die. The 100 movies…and on it goes. Some people create a list as a fun escape, and others take it quite seriously.
Most people do not complete their bucket lists— unless the list consists of only “low hanging fruit,” those things that are easy to grab on to and do. Whether people complete their full list or not, they should be commended for trying.
One thing should be on the bucket list of every follower of Christ: lead others to faith in Jesus Christ. That’s a task that not only has impact on this life “before you die,” but it impacts eternity. Unfortunately, although we may do the task, we don’t always complete it. In other ways, just because we share our faith doesn’t mean the
person will accept Christ. Matthew 13 helps us see that the full completion of that task is something we leave in the hands of God, who can make that transformation complete.