February 19th 2013
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor.” Luke 4:18
I believe Christians are supposed to be “good news people”—people who create good news for those who need a little good news. We are ambassadors of hope. For a single mother trying to raise three children in the inner city, good news might mean a free summer camp for her children. Good news for a little girl in Malawi might mean one meal a day. Good news for a colleague might mean a listening ear. (The Promise Effect, p. 188)
Reflect & Discuss
How can you create “good news” for someone today? What might that look like? Take some time this week to brainstorm this. (It’s a great discussion question for family or friends.) See if you can come up with five or six specific ways to create good news for someone. Then choose one, do it, and share your experience with us.
God of Good News, help us to be agents of good news in the world—to our friends, to our colleagues, to our neighbors.