by Heather Tietz
For I am not ashamed of the Good News of Christ, for it is the power of God for salvation for everyone who believes; for the Jew first, and also for the Greek.
Where I live, coyotes are prevalent.
Every year some famed coyote makes the paper for his brazen attempt to steal someone’s pet or pick up a small child. One evening my children and I were at the playground. It had been a scorching day and now that the sun had set, families were everywhere. The coyotes were out too.
From the corner of my eye, I saw two bolt from the bushes and dart across the edge of the park. With no hesitation, no moment to measure my words I hollered, “Parents, be alert! Coyotes, at the far end of the park!” I looked around at my clueless audience and to the great embarrassment of my children, I hollered again.
When there is passion, conviction, and important news to share, my fear of public speaking dissipates, shame flees, and good or bad, words come out.
God’s existence, Jesus’ death, and resurrection, is always good news. It’s hope that pulls us through difficult times. It’s power over bad habits. It’s courage when we feel powerless. It’s peace in turmoil. It’s joy in the midst of sadness.
God’s love for people and the open door we have to Him because of Jesus, is a treasure. You have great news to share.
People need its comfort. God wants you to care enough to tell them.
Thank You for the Good News of Jesus.
May I never be ashamed of You, of Christ.
You are everything to me.
In Jesus’ Name, I pray, Amen.