Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Good news bearers in a bad news world

 "How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, "Your God reigns!" 
Isaiah 52:7

I try to think positive everyday.  I do this despite the fact that I usually receive at least one piece of bad news a day.  Usually there's at least one e-mail in my box that says that somebody won't be able to do what they said they would do, or a voice mail that lets me know something I thought was going to happen isn't happening, or a text of the same nature.  Sometimes somebody requests a meeting where they deliver bad news.  Whatever the case I'm sure you hate bad news just as much as I do.  Even though I'm a pastor and deal with this because I lead a congregation I know I'm not the only one who gets at least a shred of bad news everyday.   Some of you probably don't want to go to your mailbox because you don't want to see your bills which represent bad news.  You get the picture...

So the fact is - people everywhere get bad news everyday.  The other day the Lord spoke to me about how important it is for Jesus followers to be the bearers of good news.   First, we have the honor of sharing the good news of Jesus Christ - who He is and what He came to do.  Second, the bearer of good news of other kinds which also shine the light of Christ as we communicate.  My greatest moments in life are when I come on the scene and say something like:

"How can I help you?"
"God sent me to you to tell you..."
"Let me put your mind at ease..."
"I want to tell you about something amazing!"
"You're going to love this!"
"I'm about to solve your problem..."
"It's my privilege to help you..."
"I've got it covered..."

To give someone good news in a bad news world is one of the most amazing things ever!  Are we sharing good news on our blog, our facebook, our twitter, and most of all through our life and our attitude up close and personal?  One thing about being a good news bearer is that people love to see you coming and hate to see you leave! 

And speaking of good news, my husband has started a new blog.  I'm sure he'll be sharing lots of good news and probably a lot of humorous things there -- he's a lot funnier than me.  Go check him out...

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