The way we share messages with one another certainly has changed through the years.
I remember a long time ago…back in elementary school…that if you wanted to communicate with someone (a girl) you kind of liked, you would write her a note. But, you wouldn’t give her the note directly, you would pass it to someone else and ask them to give it to her, and then hope they wouldn’t read it before passing it on.
Later in my teen years - while working out of state during the summer - I wrote and received letters. When I was a young adult, the cell phone came along, but it was quite large, and you carried it in a bag. Then came smaller cell phones, emails, texting, and now emojis, which are really nothing more than a throw back to Egyptian hieroglyphics. I guess you might say we have come full circle in the way we communicate.
Through the centuries, God has also communicated His message in a variety of ways, but the message has never changed. He is always consistent and true to His message of hope, love, grace, faith, life, and salvation.
There is power, strength, and truth in His message. The heart of His message is in the message of the cross. “The message of the cross is foolish to those who are headed for destruction! But we who are being saved know it is the very power of God.“
1 Corinthians 1:18
Paul writes in Romans:
“In fact, it says, “The message is very close at hand; it is on your lips and in your heart.” And that message is the very message about faith that we preach: If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved…For “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them?” Romans 10:8-10,13-14
How about it, would you be willing to pass a note to someone?
It really is Good News.
Questions for Reflection:
Sunday - Romans 10
Monday - John 3:16-17
Tuesday - Acts 10:36
Wednesday - 1 Timothy 4:6
Thursday - Acts 20:32
Friday - Jeremiah 29:11
Saturday - 1 Corinthians 1:18
Lord, thank you for allowing me to hear, live and share your message. Give me a willing heart and the courage to share the Good News with others you bring into my life. Amen
Bro. Joe Metts