Friday, November 10, 2017

We Have A Better Message!

And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease among the people. Matthew 4:23

In Galilee of the Gentiles, sounds like the fulfillment of a prophecy! The world has a great many messages for us, and it likes to say them as loudly as it can. Here in the witness from Matthew the tax collector, we find Jesus going about His Father's work. What we may not think about in the wonder of our Lord's ministry was that at this time there was quite likely a similar 'sea' roaring and sloshing about as we see in today's protests around the world. Jesus could have dropped everything to go answer them with His truth, but He continued about His Father's work in Galilee...of the Gentiles.

We have a better message than this right or that right, right or left, front or center, politician A or politician B. We have the everlasting gospel of Jesus Christ. Injustice, or at least some person's view of it, like poverty will be with us until our Lord returns. Shouting won't get rid of it; loud foul language will not banish the fallen characteristics of this world. Joining in a fruitless debate with name calling will not shine in the darkness as our Lord did so well. With our Lord as an example, let us go forth bearing the good news of Jesus. We have, after all, a better message.

Happy Birthday! To all those Marines out there bearing a gift of good news from our Lord and Savior,


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