Monday, December 29, 2008
Go Tell It On The Mountain
(Photo by Hazel King)
Just after his resurrection, Jesus appeared to his disciples and gave them a challenging assignment. “And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” (Mark 15:16) Their mission—if they chose to accept it—was to make Jesus known to all the world. At that time, the extent of the world was not completely known and the disciples must have felt overwhelmed at the magnitude of their task. Do you think they succeeded in their “mission impossible”? I think so. With “word of mouth” their only advertising tool, the name of Jesus is now more recognized than the world’s most famous celebrities. Even with all the electronic communications available to us today, word of mouth remains the most effective means of spreading a message. People respond more readily to a message delivered by someone they know, especially if it is based on personal experience. The message is heard because the messenger is known. You may think that everyone in your personal world has heard the gospel story. That may be true, but have they heard your story? Will 2009 be the year you accept the mission to tell others what Jesus means to you?
“How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!” (Isaiah 52:7, KJV)
By Hazel King