Who Told You about Jesus?

Lou Lotz

READ : Luke 4:16-21

“The spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor.” (v. 18)

Who told you about Jesus? Somebody did. Maybe a parent sat at your bedside when you were a child and read Bible stories to you and prayed with you. Maybe a college roommate shared her faith with you. Maybe you heard a sermon, and you felt the preacher was talking just to you, as though you were the only one in the room. And you were changed. You may not remember the day or the person. But know this: somebody, somewhere, sometime told you about Jesus.

Whom have you told? I hope you’re not keeping the good news to yourself. You think that everybody’s already heard, that there’s nobody left to tell. But there are teeming millions who haven’t heard, and many who once heard have forgotten and need to hear it again.

When Jesus stood up in the synagogue in Nazareth and read from the Isaiah scroll, he said: “The spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news.” Jesus was anointed to preach, to proclaim good news. For two thousand years people have been telling other people the good news, until finally somebody told you. And now it’s your turn: whom will you tell?

PRAYER

Lord, make me a witness.