Sharing Great News

The phone rings….on the other end is a friend or relative sharing the great news about the newest member of their family. Almost immediately you begin to call everyone you know to share this great news with. Nothing can hold back the excitement you are feeling… 

In the book of Mark, we are told of a man who is possessed by an unclean spirit. Here we have a man who basically did not “have a life”….existing among the “tombs” and not being able to be contained by any kind of restraints. He lived in total torment…crying and even cutting himself. 

Enter Jesus….this possessed man sees Jesus and runs to Him and worships Him. At that point Jesus cast out the demons that have taken over this man’s life… 

Then we read in Mark 5:19…(Jesus speaking) “Go home to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee, and hath had compassion on thee.” 

And the man went and told “immediately”

How many miracles have we witnessed in our own lives? Salvation in itself is an amazing miracle. And what about Jesus? His resurrection was a miracle. Are we not a part of that? Of course we are, for without Christ’s resurrection, there would be no hope, and without hope there is no future for us to look forward to. 

So I had to ask myself this question: 

“How much time do I spend ‘sharing great news’ with my family, my friends, my neighbors, my co-workers, and even those I don’t know?” 

And do I spend an equal amount of time sharing “The Great News” about Jesus? 

What about you? 
How much time do “you” spend telling others about our Lord? 

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