Have you read the headlines today? “Rebels descend on central Tripoli” or “World stocks mixed amid U.S. recession fears”. There’s not a lot of good news in newspapers today. In a world full of unstable finances,wars, and cancer, we could all use some good news.
What is the first thing you do when something wonderful happens in your life? Do you share it with someone? I immediately want to tell my husband. If he’s in a meeting or where I cannot talk with him, I’ll text him and let him know what happened. Then I’ll call my mom, because when something wonderful happens, I just have to celebrate it with someone.
Andrew was the same way. In John 1:35-42 we read about Jesus calling some of His disciples. One of them happened to be Andrew. Verse 41 tells us Andrew’s response to the great thing that happened to him. “The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother Simon and tell him, ‘We have found the Messiah’ (that is, the Christ).” Sharing his good news was the first thing he did. The Messiah was too good for Andrew to keep to himself. His first response required effort on his part. He didn’t just turn to his brother; the verse says he had to find him. It required action.
When was the last time you put effort into telling others about Jesus? Was it a stranger on the street, whose opinion of you doesn’t matter or was it someone close to you, whose opinion was important to you? If you have to sit and think about it before you can recall the last time you told someone about Jesus, you need to ask yourself why. Why haven’t you been sharing the Good News with those you know and those you don’t? We live in a hurting world. Everyone could use a little good news, especially THE Good News. It’s time we started sharing it!