How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, "Your God reigns!" (Isaiah 52:6-8.)
The angel said to him, "I am Gabriel. I stand in the presence of God, and I have been sent to speak to you and to tell you this good news. (Luke 1:18-20)
Today is my daughter's 17th birthday. My son is in the military, sworn to protect me and you. I cannot imagine telling either of them that they must die in order for you to live. But God did. He told Jesus he must die for you. He did.
"The Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and he must be killed and on the third day raised to life." (Luke 9:21)
A 10-year -old boy was killed in a car accident last week. His father is in so much pain right now. How could God TELL his son to die? Why would he do that?
Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. (1 John 4:7-9)
Life on earth is temporary. I can live through any pain here on earth because I not only have the joy that comes through Jesus but also hope, faith, and love.
The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him. (Psalm 28:6-8).
Where do you find joy in your daily struggles? "There is more joy in 24 hours with Jesus than in the world in 365 days. I have tried them both." R. A. Torrey.
...I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me - the task of testifying to the good news of God's grace. (Acts 20: 23-25)
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