Announce the Good News



Scripture:

Habbakuk 2:2 Then the Lord answered me and said:
Write the vision;
make it plain on tablets,
so that a runner may read it.
3 For there is still a vision for the appointed time;
it speaks of the end, and does not lie.
If it seems to tarry, wait for it;
it will surely come, it will not delay.

Observation:

There is good news for those who wait for the Messiah, for he will bring about the final deliverance for all of God’s people. This news is to be placed in a prominent location for all to see, for no one would want to hide such wonderful news! 

Application:

God’s people continue to journey through the season of advent with great anticipation of the arrival of the Christ-child. It’s a fun season with so much happening around the celebration of Christmas. Our calendars are filled with dates for parties, concerts, and dinners. One wonders whether they can survive the season in the same size of clothing! There’s just so much to do. But sometimes I wonder whether within the hubbub of the season, we forget the real purpose of our participation in the myriad of events? All of this is to herald the good news of the arrival of the Messiah. It’s all supposed to be pointing us in the direction of Jesus. The danger is that the activity will, itself, mask our ability to announce the good news. 

Every event of the season should become an opportunity to make the vision plain that salvation has come for the whole world. May every party, every dinner conversation, every concert be a blazing invite to know the Messiah. For there is a vision of salvation which needs to be seen by those who are walking in darkness. 

This season should be a challenge to all Christ-followers, to take advantage of every opportunity to share the good news. Whether in a restaurant, or at the bank, or shopping at the grocery store, allow your life to be a living broadcast of the vision of Christ. Make the message plain by all that you say and do and may this season not be about being busy, but about announcing the good news; pointing in the direction of Christ. 

Prayer:


Lord, may I not take for granted the opportunities I will have today to share about you. Amen. 

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