There is a story about an English gentleman named Alfie. Alfie could do nothing right. He bungled everything he ever touched. One day in a moment of deep despair and desperation, he tried to take his own life. He failed at that, too. While he was in the hospital, a friend came to visit. The friend asked, "Alfie, why did you do it?" And Alfie responded, "Because there is no good news anywhere. There just can't be any good news anywhere. Because, if there was, surely someone would have come running to me to share it with me."
Heaven help us. The world is filled with Alfies--just waiting for someone to bring good news into their lives. And, friends, we are those charged with that responsibility.
And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, "How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!"
- Romans 10:15 (New International Version)
Dear Lord and Heavenly Father, help us to proclaim your good news to those around us each day. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.