All over the world this gospel is bearing fruit and growing, just as it has been doing among you since the day you heard it. (Col. 1:6)
Something big and important is happening somewhere in the world today and every day. We know about it because of the way reports travel through television, radio, and the Internet. An earthquake shakes a country far away, yet we hear the stories and see the images within minutes of the event. The stock market takes a dive and we can see the effects flash before us on our computer screens almost instantly.
News travels fast these days. We expect it to. We have grown accustomed to hearing good and bad reports as soon as the incidents occur. We depend on others to feed us all the information we need to make decisions and plans. It’s a certainty that the news will keep traveling the globe without any effort from us.
Do we have the same expectation for the gospel of Christ? When we first heard the good news, did we trust it would be spread around the world without our help? We must ask ourselves if we have the same expectation for the words of Jesus to be known to those who desperately need the news of hope and forgiveness.
It’s up to us to cast the seeds of the gospel in our homes, neighborhoods, countries, and even the world. It’s the same gospel, the best news in the history of information sharing.
Find a way to spread the seeds of good news today.
Jan Cline is a speaker and the director of the Inland NW Christian Writers conference.