Sharing the Good News

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Sharing the good news is not optional.  It is simply telling the truth, as you have experienced it.  If you have, indeed experienced the loving work of Jesus Christ (healing, comfort, joy, peace, mended relationships) at any level that you attribute to Him, then to refrain from telling others about it is the most damaging silence.  It is not damaging for others, but for you.  It is not just masking or hiding something.   It is masking or hiding something good, helpful, potentially life-saving. 

Most people are hung up on “how to tell”.  That is really inconsequential in most instances.  After all, transparency and authenticity trump eloquence and polish any day.  Mark 5:19 is Jesus’ simple instructions to the man who was delivered from a legion of demons.  Jesus simply said, “Go home to your family and tell them everything the Lord has done for you and how merciful he has been.”  That requires neither training, great locution, or even courage- just honesty and transparency.  Be transparent with the good news.

Matthew Thomas
By Matthew Thomas

In my sixth decade of seeing God work simply increases my faith. Born in California, raised in Washington, ministered in Washington, Oregon, Canada, Philippines, Idaho and now all over the world has given me reason to believe and praise. My wife, Marlene and four children (Luke, Mitch, Samuel and Charese) give me reason to give deep thanks. My seven beautiful grandchildren (Jalen, Jordan, Andrew, Eli, Callia, Asher and Mikaela) give me reason to see that grace reaches beyond our immediate present into our un-conceived future. Serving with a great team in the Free Methodist Church makes me a blessed person in a blessed place, serving with blessed people.

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