Keeping Up With the Good News

These days we hear a lot of talk about old news, fake news, political news, and social news. Although there were no newspapers, media, or telephones in Jesus’s day, there was still plenty of news. I’m thinking of the two guys that were walking on the road to Emmaus, who were unaware that it was Jesus who drew near to them. He began talking and walking with them also.

Jesus wanted to know what they were talking about. They began telling him about the news of the day (in the Jerusalem Chronicle, i.e.,); how Jesus was led from judgement hall to judgement hall, suffered, and been crucified. They didn’t neglect to share with Him the information the women at Jesus burial site had said, that He was no longer there. All this is fine and dandy, but these guys weren’t really keeping up with the good news. If they were, they would have known they were talking with the best news of that day, and the one who made the headlines… JESUS IS RISEN!

Not until they had invited Jesus to their home, did they really get the scoop. They realized it was Jesus all along. Are you aware that Jesus is the good news of today? Are you aware that Jesus died for our sins, and rose again. More good news… He’s coming back to receive us into His kingdom. Now that’s good news!

“When he was at table with them, he took the bread and blessed and broke it and gave it to them.  And their eyes were opened, and they recognized him” (Luke 24:30-31 ESV).

I will keep on thanking God for the good news that Jesus Christ is alive and coming back again!  By Hertistine Washington/

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