Romans 1:16 – 17 (NLT)
16 For I am not ashamed of this Good News about Christ. It is the power of God at work, saving everyone who believes—the Jew first and also the Gentile. 17 This Good News tells us how God makes us right in his sight. This is accomplished from start to finish by faith. As the Scriptures say, “It is through faith that a righteous person has life.”
In Romans 1, Apostle Paul is under attack for preaching the true gospel. But he proclaims that he is not ashamed and not afraid. Why? Because he knows that the good news he preaches brings life. He is convinced that the message God has given him brings salvation to those who are dead and dying. He believes that God’s message is the only power that can save. He is sure of it.
When we have something this good and when we are that sure of it, we are eager to share it with others. As we reflect on what God has done in this past year, let’s look forward to 2010 with the eagerness to bring the message of salvation to those who need to hear it.
Responding to the Transmission:
Let’s enter into this new year with eager expectation for what God will do for His Kingdom. May we not be ashamed to share this Good News, the message of love and salvation in Christ that brings us into right relationship with God. Has God not done amazing things in our own lives? May we be passionate to bring the Good News that has the power to save and heal, power to make sinners right in God’s sight. Let’s pray this for our campuses, workplaces, and communities.