Good news is meant to be shared
This is the good news about Jesus Christ, the Son of God. – Mark 1:1 CEV
Have you ever had such good news that you wanted to shout it from the rooftops? Have you ever stopped everything you were doing to tell the closet person your news? Gone down a hallway or street telling everyone who would listen? Good news is meant to be shared.
This is the way Mark, the author of the Gospel of Mark felt about the news he had learned. This good news about Jesus was so good it caused some to literally stop everything they were doing, to walk away from jobs and friends and homes to find out more about it:
“As Jesus walked beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” At once they left their nets and followed him.” (Mark 1:16-18 NIV)
When you meet Jesus, the good news he brings will change you.
What is this good news?
First let’s talk about the bad news, there is a problem with the world, with you and every single other person, that problem is called sin. It’s like the whole world is stumbling along in the dark, each person trying to make their own way. In the end sin leads to death.
Now the Good News! Jesus is the light of the world. I sent My Son to the world to take your punishment for sin, to offer you salvation and eternal life. He came for you!
This is the Good News that caused the first disciples to leave everything and follow Jesus. The Good News that Mark couldn’t keep to himself. The Good News that millions of others have discovered since then. And now this is your Good News too. Who will you share it with?
Catalyst for Spiritual Growth:
1 — Read Why In The World Do I Need A Savior?