I think I’m beginning to get it. I’m not supposed to make friends so that I can witness to them. I’m not even charged with making friends. God wants me to love people!
Sometimes, they will become friends. Other times, my love will be demonstrated only once as I exchange a kind word with a stranger or stop to help someone pick up groceries they dropped. True love will include meeting needs I’m able and willing to meet.
If God brings a person into my life with the spiritual need of hearing the gospel, am I prepared to demonstrate my love for them by my willingness and ability to clearly explain the message of the cross? Are you?