You every just felt a fire in your bones? Had good news that you just had to share, that you had to tell someone about? In Isaiah 40: 9-11, we see what that looks like today:
9 Get you up to a high mountain,
O Zion, herald of good tidings;
lift up your voice with strength,
O Jerusalem, herald of good tidings,
lift it up, do not fear;
say to the cities of Judah,
“Here is your God!”
10 See, the Lord God comes with might,
and his arm rules for him;
his reward is with him,
and his recompense before him.
11 He will feed his flock like a shepherd;
he will gather the lambs in his arms,
and carry them in his bosom,
and gently lead the mother sheep.
Ours is a world in desperate need of hearing the good news and love of Jesus Christ. Folks are all around us, in need of knowing that mercy, that love, that joy, that peace that comes only from Jesus.
And we as Christians, we have been given the beautiful task of telling everyone about that good news. In our scripture reading from today, we are told to “Get you up to a high mountain. . . lift up your voice with strength. . . . Here is your God!” God comes with great strength, great power, all ready to save.
That power and strength, however, it must be proclaimed. How will they know if we do not tell them? So, then, we have our mission: to find that hill, to climb it, and to proclaim the good news of our God!
There is a God that loves you, no matter what.
There is a Savior that died and rose again so that you could be forgiven.
There is a Spirit that that gives grace, mercy, and power.
There is a love that knows no end and a life that is more abundant that our minds could fathom. And there is an eternity that awaits, where God will wipe away every tear from our eye.
So, today, go and find you a mountain. And proclaim God’s goodness. Proclaim with your life, with your words, with your actions, with all that you are.
Go and tell. And may all the world come to know Jesus as Lord, through all that we do!