Thursday, April 1, 2010

Tell the Good News!

Thursdays - Devotions for Writers

“He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: 'He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.' Now I have told you." So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples.” (Matt. 28: 6-8 NIV)

Easter. What a wonderful time of the year!

We celebrate Christ conquering death and rising from the dead. He paid the price for our salvation, thereby gifting us with eternal life.

When Mary Magdalene and Mary went to visit the tomb where Jesus had been laid, they saw the stone to the tomb had been rolled away. An angel told the women that Jesus had risen and they were to go quickly and share the news with the disciples.

From then on, the good news of Jesus’ resurrection has been told again and again. In coffee houses, churches, homes, prisons, on street corners, and in most corners of the world.

Some people are great at public speaking. They have the ability to get up in front of a crowd and draw people in by their preaching, teaching, and charismatic personalities. Not me. Not my cup of tea. Iced or hot. I am able to share the good news through song by serving as a vocalist on the worship team at my church. But the music does much of the work for me, and I can hide behind a microphone.

Many writers consider themselves to be introverts. It’s not that we don’t like people. We do! We just usually like them in small doses. To be asked to stand up in front of a group of people and talk about anything – even Jesus – can make our knees shake and our throats close up.

On the other hand, not everyone loves to write like we crazy writers do. I know people who can easily verbalize their thoughts and ideas, but become paralyzed by a white sheet of paper or blank computer screen in front of them.

Writers have been given a wonderful gift. We can put words to paper and communicate a message so powerful, it has the potential to change lives!

Write, dear friends. Write your heart out . . . and share the Good News!

He is risen! He is risen, indeed!


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