Tuesday, August 13, 2013

beautiful upon the mountains

How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, "Your God reigns." 

Isaiah 52:7

When we spread the good news, we are beautiful. We have the chance to be messengers, swift of foot upon the mountaintops, proclaiming peace and salvation to all below us. And over it all "our God reigns".

The gospel is by pure definition the "good news". Christians have the absolute best story to tell: that Jesus lived, died, and rose again to live for us and in us. I find it the most compelling actuality of all time. We have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. We have eternal salvation. Death no longer masters our future. We have life in Jesus. Yes... that is very good news indeed!

Why then do we act reticent about sharing this? Our feet should run to the highest places and shout it out. We need to publish His peace. We need to proclaim and live out this great news of salvation. It isn't about being obnoxious. But it certainly is all about celebration. And that is very good news!


My prayer is that you give me beautiful feet. I want to climb the highest point that You have put in front of me to proclaim saving life in You. You reign in me! You reign in this world! May Your glory and the gospel be the conversation always on the tip of my tongue.


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