Week 27 Wednesday

Passing the Word Along

Today’s scripture selection: Psalms 78-80

Key verse: Psalm 78:4

     Have you ever had a bit of good news that was so good you just had to pass it on?

     I know I have felt that way about wedding plans; birth announcements; employment changes; things large and small – having to do with me – or someone I care about.

     But how often do we get that excited about sharing the news of God’s love?  How often do we grab the phone or get on the internet to let someone know that we have found spiritual answers to life’s problems?

     The more “evangelical” among us do that on a pretty regular basis.

     But others of us, well, we are a little more reserved – a little hesitant to “talk religion” – lest we offend in some way.

     When that happens maybe we should take a lesson from the Psalmist.

     “I will open my mouth with a parable; I will utter hidden things, things from of old – things we have heard and known; things are ancestors have told us.  We will not hide them from their descendants; we will tell the next generation…”

     Tell them what?

     “…the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD, his power, and the wonders he has done.”

     They are worth sharing: the divine guidance; the helpful counsel; the answer to prayer; the word of comfort.

     Our world is a confusing, frightening place at times.

     And we have the answer – “hidden” in our faith.

     How about sharing?

Prayer: Lord, open my mouth; open my heart, so I can share the good news of your love with someone who needs to hear it.  AMEN.


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