What’s the best thing you have ever heard? Who did you tell? How did this good thing affect your mood? … your activities?
Have I mentioned I’m a grandfather lately? When a baby is born we get excited. We get on Facebook, start texting, calling, Tweeting the good news. We can’t wait to let everyone know just how wonderful this is! The joy is overwhelming. We can’t wait to see the new life and celebrate it’s coming.
With so much bad news in our world today, everything from school shootings to a fire killing dozens in Siberia, we need some good news to get excited about. We have that very thing in the Good News – no, the Great News – that Jesus is risen from the grave just as He promised – and so shall we!
It’s so easy to take things for granted. How many pictures are taken of the third child compared to the first? We who have been Jesus’s followers/disciples for many years can so easily become immune to just how earth-shakingly wonderful is the reality of Jesus’s resurrection. Thank God, how we feel about it does not change the reality. And maybe with a little
thought and focus we can come back to that amazing joy which changes our eternal destination – and our life in this world.
Jesus is risen from the dead, and so will I! Who can I tell today? Jesus defeated sin, death and satan! How much better does life get? While I can’t take a picture of Him and text it to all my friends, I can tell them of His love. I can invite them to the weekly celebration of this new life. I can share with others the most exciting words ever spoken, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen…” (Mk. 16:1 ESV)
That’s pretty good news in a world full of bad, don’t you think?
Yours in the Risen Lord’s love,
Pastor Charlie Adams