“But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them? And how will anyone go and tell them without being sent? This is why the Scriptures say, ‘How beautiful are the feet of messengers who bring good news!’” (Romans 10:14-15)
Have you ever told someone about Jesus who has never heard the Gospel before? It’s one of the most humbling and incredible experiences you can have. Often we think that this kind of thing only happens in distant third-world countries or if we’ve parachuted in to an unreached tribe in Africa. Though God does send people to work in the places, He also calls us to open our eyes and look in our own backyard.
Because we live in the “Bible belt” it’s easy to assume that every person we meet is either a believer or at the very least has heard about Jesus and must’ve rejected Him. But that is simply not true. We pass by, encounter and interact with people everyday who have never heard the good news of the Gospel – have never had a real experience with Jesus Christ and don’t know that God of the Universe loves them for who they are.
Paul poses some thought-provoking questions in his letter to the Romans. How can people be saved unless they believe? And how can they believe if they’ve never heard? That’s where we come in. We’ve been called, commissioned and outright commanded to share this good news with others. And once you’ve experienced it for yourself there’s no way you want to keep it to yourself. We want to consistently and continuously bear the “beautiful feet” of one who brings good news.
Prayer: Father, thank You for sending us out as Your messengers to tell the world of Your love. Put people in my path today that need to hear the good news of Your Son Jesus and give me boldness to speak up. Amen.