How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”
Written by: Matt Swartz
In the past, I never invested much in shoes. They were something I bought on sale and the goal was to get the cheapest pairs of shoes I could find. All that changed when I picked up two hobbies that have made up for all the cheap shoes I ever bought: running and hiking.
For both of these activities, you learn a critically important lesson: invest in your feet. Buying the cheapest shoes available is a great way to injure your feet and then find yourself on a slow road to recovery. You begin to build a mindset that the shoes you buy are an investment and a tool to accomplish the mission.
The passage for today gives a beautiful picture of how refreshing it is when someone brings the good news of the Gospel. It talks about the power of being sent out on the most important mission in life: sharing the good news we have received about new life in Jesus with others.
We need to be ready to share the amazing news of God’s love with a world in desperate need of hope. That will mean “investing” time to prepare so when the moment comes, you will be ready! The simplest way to begin is to learn how to share your story of how Jesus has changed your life. A simple way to do this is to share what your life was like before saying Yes to Jesus, how you finally said Yes, and how God has changed your life since.
Invest time in preparing your story. You may not know everything, but you at least know how God has and continues to transform your life. Your story matters. Tell it often and tell it well!
Question of the day: Who do I need to share my story with?
Prayer: Jesus, I am thankful You have changed my life. Please help me to be prepared to use my story of how You have changed my life to draw others to you! Amen.