God’s Word: Luke 24:1-12
God’s Message to me: (My interpretation of what God is saying in these verses)
The breaking news of the current day is almost always bad news. In this passage it is indeed BREAKING NEWS but the first responders were puzzled. The women who came to anoint the body of Jesus with burial spices found his burial-place empty. Because of their shock I intervened and sent two representatives to explain what happened. “Why are you looking for the Living One in a cemetery? He is not here but raised up. Remember how he told you when you were still back in Galilee that he had to be handed over to sinners, be killed on a cross, and in three days rise up?” Breaking news indeed!
Everyone likes to be the first to pass on the breaking news. These women rushed back to tell Jesus apostles what they had found. But the men didn’t believe a word of it, thought they were making it up. Isn’t that the way breaking news often affects people. But in this case the breaking news was indeed good news. And Jesus had told the apostles this would happen—still they didn’t believe the women. You see, nothing really changes down through the ages. People still reject what they don’t see or experience for themselves.
The breaking news of Jesus resurrection was and is a one-time miraculous event. As my ambassadors, you who have come to know Jesus personally are entrusted with breaking that news to those who know not. They won’t believe your words unless they can see in your life changes that only Jesus can make. He offers you love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. But you must make the choice to accept His offer and allow these attributes to flow out of your life into others lives. And then they will believe. Breaking news indeed!
God’s Question: Who have you shared the good news with?
God’s Promise: The love of Jesus, flowing through you, is good news!
My Prayer to God:
I Praise You for Jesus example of living for others.
I am Sorry I spend far too much time concerned with myself.
Thank You for Your Word that always brings me back to true north.
Please help me be your instrument to share Your good news.