The Bringer of Good News

“Good news from far away is like cold water to the thirsty”
– Proverb 25:25 (NLT) –

There is an emotional thirst.
Some people who are in distress.
They can’t seem to help themselves.
In fact, they feel so isolated from others that others seem so far away.

What is our job as their friends?
We need to tell them the good news.
Some forms of good news we can give include:

  1. Solution
    What is the solution to thirst? Water.
    Similarly, if we know the solution to their issue, as much as possible, we need to help them from their distress.
    As it is said many times: we find a need and meet it, we find a hurt and heal it.
    In addition, it is not good to delay in helping them. (Proverb 3:27)
    After all, we ourselves do not like it if others delay in helping us.
    Nevertheless, if we really cannot help them, then we should politely say no to them.
  2. Encouragement
    There are times when we do not know the solution to their difficulty.
    Or, they themselves already know the solution.
    However, all they need is a listening ear.
    We can show them sympathy and encouragement, to tell them there is light at the end of the tunnel.
  3. The Gospel
    Lastly, some people are doing well emotionally. However, they have not accepted Lord Jesus in their heart.
    They thirst spiritually.
    Our calling as a Christian is to share with them the good news of the Gospel which quenches their spiritual thirst.

Let’s be the carrier of good news wherever we are, shall we?


Posted August 23, 2016 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Verse of the Day

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