[This is the twenty-fifth post about the Blessed Hope–the return of Jesus Christ (Share the Gospel)]
“We sure could use a little good news today.”
Canadian singer Anne Murray won a Grammy for her rendition of the above hit song, “A Little Good News,” in 1983.
The words of the song lament the struggles of that time–robbery, drug overdoses, and shots fired in anger. Racial tension choked urban communities, as fiery protests filled cities with smoke.
The longing for good news is even greater today as flames of discord and violence are turned up to high.
What can extinguish the torrent of bad news that threatens to engulf us from every direction?
It is the good news of Jesus Christ.
Before the return of Jesus, the Good News of the Kingdom will be preached to every nation. The book of Matthew records Jesus’s words:
“And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come” (Matthew 24:14, nkjv).
What is the good news? It’s the simplicity of the gospel:
“ . . . that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures,” (2 Corinthians 15:3-4, nkjv).
Sometimes we get tangled up in unclear doctrine, busy works, false guilt, and checklists for Christianity. We miss the simplicity of the Gospel.
Do we neglect the parting words of Christ and His command to share the gospel?
“And He said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature’” (Mark 16:15, nkjv).
Whatever our purpose while here on Earth, sharing the Good News will be one mark of those looking for our Blessed Hope. We will be walking in the good works God has prepared for us while sharing the Gospel and looking for His return.
The Good News shows God’s love for us. It is the refreshing spring of Life that can quench any flame.
“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8, nkjv).