Monthly Reflections: “I’ve Got Something to Tell You”
I’ve Got Something to Tell You
When a big event happens in our lives, we cannot wait to tell someone. When the engagement occurs, we excitedly tell our family and friends. When we learn that we are going to have a baby, we are so excited. We tell our family and friends and have reveal parties. When the baby is born, we share the pictures and mail announcements. We post these events on Facebook and other social media. Our friends click that they “like” it. We want to share our lives and the significant moments with others.
So what about the good news of Jesus Christ? God so loved us that he gave his only begotten Son. He died that we can be forgiven. He was raised so that we might have eternal life. This was not only good news for us individually, but also for our family and friends with whom we share the other significant events in our lives.
He is risen! We celebrated with amazing services of worship on Easter Sunday. Now, what do we do? The greatest event in human history has occurred. Jesus said to the women at the tomb, “Go tell.” Jesus told his disciples, “Go and make disciples” (Matthew 28:10, 19). He said, “You will be my witnesses” (Acts 1:8).
For some reason, we seem to be hesitant to share this most significant event that not only affects our lives, but can change the lives of those we love. Perhaps it is because when many share their faith, it is followed by a series of “shoulds” and “oughts.” “You should do this…” or “You ought to do that…” It often evokes more feelings of guilt and shame than joy. Maybe, we just post the good news. Maybe, we just share what Jesus Christ means to us. Maybe, we just share our encounter with the risen Lord. When the women shared what they experienced, others ran to the tomb to see for themselves. Perhaps when we share our experiences with Jesus Christ, others will run to experience Him for themselves. We can trust that the Holy Spirit will help along the way. What God has done through Jesus Christ is a major event in our lives. I encourage us all to share it with the people we love.
In ministry together,
Rev. Dr. Terry L. Moore