How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? 15 And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, who bring glad tidings of good things!” (Rom 10:14-15)
Another version of the final line in the above Bible verse is: “Beautiful are the feet of those who bring Good News!”
We’re not talking about just any old type of good news, but specifically about the Good News of Jesus Christ. This is the good news that tells how Jesus purchased salvation for all who accept Him as their Savior and Lord! Hallelujah!
This is the “almost too good to be true” kind of news that no one readily believes in this cynical, unbelieving world.
This very genuine good news MUST be passed on and accepted before its power can take effect. When we each accepted Jesus as our own Lord and Savior, one of the main assignments we were given was to share our testimony of God’s love and forgiveness. Consider this passage:
Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, 19 that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation. (2 Cor 5:18-19, emphasis added)
Jesus fulfilled His mission of reconciling mankind to His Father, and has committed the same ministry to us. We are called to the Ministry of Reconciliation through Jesus Christ. However, we don’t need to die as Jesus did but to simply tell our own testimony to everyone who will listen to our story. As the Scriptures say, “Freely you have received, freely give.” (Mt 10:8)
While we are still able, while a measure of freedom of speech remains, we must endeavor to fulfill this honored calling and mission entrusted to every believer by Jesus..