Years ago George and I were invited to travel with 2 other couples. These childless couples traveled a lot for business, so they were flying first class while George and I were flying coach. This was back in the day when First Class was really something special. At the airport, the one man asked if there was any way that George and I could be bumped up to first class using his frequent flyer miles. There was only one seat left in first class, so George allowed me the treat of sitting up front.
I was seated by a businessman and I started to read my Christian Parenting magazine. He smiled at me and said, “Are you a Christian?” I said, “Yes, I am.” He said, “Well, what does that mean?” I hem-hawed around and stumbled with my words. I’m not even exactly sure what I said, but I know that I stuttered a lot. He very kindly said, “Well, sounds to me, like you need to work on a better commercial for Christianity in case you get the opportunity to answer that question again.” I’m not sure what I replied, but then he smiled, stood up and said something like, “Let me show you a good answer.”
He went back to coach and found George. He told George that he wanted to him to go to first class and sit with his wife and he took the center seat in the back of the plane.
We still aren’t sure we have a good commercial, but we never forget his.
But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect,… 1 Peter 3:15