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Week 23 How Beautiful the Good News!

Updated on March 18, 2013

Weekly Meditations

March 18, 2013

Week 23

How Beautiful the Good News

“How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”

- Romas 10:14-15


To share God’s word to others has always been a duty that we have been accounted for by the Lord. It is one important task we ought to do with diligence not for ourselves but more importantly for the Lord. Spreading the gospel to those especially to those who need it most must not be taken out of one’s live. It must remain in him in regard to doing the work of the lord. It is a commandment as Jesus gave it to his disciples before he was lifted up into heaven. As the disciples saw how he departed disappearing in the clouds, he gave them the great commandment of going into nations and preaching his word into the world.

Before they can accept Jesus as their personal Lord and saviour, they must first know him. They must have the knowledge that there is a God who loves the world so much that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believe in him shall not perish but have everlasting life (John 3:16). They must be able to see his message of goodness before they can acquaint themselves with it.

It is a fact that you cannot love what you do not know. You cannot care for something you have no idea about or appreciate things you haven’t seen. You did not want the toy you so desired to have when you were a kid on days you didn’t know that there was actually one in the store. You did not longed to save enough money just to buy the new bag you got a hold of with your friends. And most likely, you wouldn’t have that picture of the great view you took and can’t help but smile with if your friend haven't told you of it. Such are just cases of what one can have and he may inevitably be missing on things he wish he have some details with. The phrase “if only I knew” comes in the scene and each of us may have those experiences by which we would eventually take actions with in regard if only we have knew of it before in the first place.

The same goes for evangelism. It is the term we use in our Christian life to refer to the act of reaching out to them who haven’t fully taken the Lord in their lives. Reach out. Preach out. For not everyone is as fortunate to be bless with a life where the Lord is the center of it all. The Lord is not willing for any of his children to perish (2 Peter 3:9) and we are given this task for it. He wants those who are lost to believe and gain salvation.

When the disciples were gathered in a house as the Lord instructed them to, they were waiting for the holy spirit to come. They were patiently strengthening their faith with the company of one another. The obeyed and when the time came, the holy spirit was poured upon them. They began to experience something amazing they haven’t felt before in their lives. It was a day when something within them was to be their helper in the work ahead of them. They began to speak in tongues.

When the people around them heard what they were saying, they were marvelled. Something like this hasn’t happened before. It was unusual and they got intrigued of the things happening. They began to crowd around the place. They were puzzled and was wondering how it was being the way it is. The disciples were uttering in tongues not their own. They were speaking in languages of foreign origin.

They were questioning to themselves how they were able to say the words of each other’s language though they aren’t the same race. One fellow said that their drunk. Others reasoned their disagreement with the time that it was morning.

Finally, Peter spoke in their behalf. He testifies of what the prophets spoke about. This was the day by which God would pour out his spirit. He cleared out the speculations that was within their minds. He set out the point that Jesus whom they crucified was the one that was written about by the prophets. He was the one sent by God to cleanse the sins of many. He told them of how and why the things which just happened in regard were supposed to be as it was prophesied years ago.

On that day, three thousand people were added to their group. By Peter’s testimony, they received salvation. They accepted the Lord Jesus Christ and were baptized. They were freed from the bondage of sin as they made it their way to live their lives pleasing and in obedience to the Lord.

Before you preach to anyone about the gospel, it has always been adequate to first pray. Start with a prayer and end with a prayer as what a good friend once said. You are not just talking to the person about the gospel but is also making a way for the Lord to come into his life. Pray for guidance. It is not you that will change him eventually to the person the Lord longs to be but the Lord himself and surely, he is with you every step of the way.




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