“And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, ‘How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!’” Romans 10:15
Recently, a friend of mine was raving about an all-natural tinted moisturizer she loved and was selling, so I decided to purchase it and try it for myself— also desiring to support her side income. After using it for several months now, I get her excitement. I love that it is light, hides blemishes, and enhances skin tone. It gets the job done if you know what I mean.
You’ve probably noticed that all kinds of products are being sold these days on social media. The best marketers often have a deep knowledge of their product, understand its value because of personal experience, and naturally get excited to share it with others.
But I can’t help but wonder: What if we were this ecstatic about our Jesus, the Savior of our hearts, our Redeemer and first love? What if we were proclaiming his good news to everyone we knew? Perhaps we aren’t talking about him because we don’t have a better knowledge of him, lack a personal experience, or don’t understand our need for him, and therefore we don’t sense an urgency to tell others.
When we market a product, it’s valuable to the one who needs it. Someone who has acne will be refreshed by a product that clears up pores. Someone who needs home remedies for sicknesses, ailments, and allergies might find relief in the health benefits of essential oils.
In Jesus, we aren’t selling a product; we have something far better. Deep within, we all have a need for love, acceptance, and security. The good news is that we have that in Jesus Christ. “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach good news.”
When we understand the good news ourselves and experience its benefits, we will most naturally tell others about it. We can ask God to put our calloused, worn-out feet on the path of another mom who’s hurting and broken so we can show her the hope that we’ve found in Jesus. As we’re going, we can pray for divine appointments at the park, grocery store, our work places, coffee shops, sporting events, and more.
Sometimes the best conversation starters are a simple, “How are you doing today?” and letting others know we’re genuinely interested. We can invite moms into our homes for playdates, go on an outing with our kids, make a meal, or invite someone to a church function. The opportunities to share Christ’s love are endless.
Jesus calls us to be “sent out” to do his work. The woman at the well didn’t realize the poor state of her spiritual condition, but after her encounter with Jesus, she understood. Her eyes were opened to the truth of the gospel. She told everyone in her town about the man who already knew everything about her and loved her still. She simply couldn’t hold it in and spread his name far and wide.
So, where must you go? Who must you meet? What story will you share?
PRAY: Jesus, I don’t always share your good news. I’m fearful, worried, and concerned with what people will think of me. Make me brave to share my faith and story with those who need to hear it. Even though my feet are worn and weary, you’re the one that makes them beautiful as I follow you. Amen.
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