What do you do when you have good news? Do you tell your family, your friends, your coworkers? Of course you do.
We all want to tell somebody when something exciting happens. So what if you know something that can literally save someone’s life? Do you tell them?
What if you know the secret to eternal life?
What if you know about the Savior who gave His own life so that they could have a forever future with Him in paradise?
When we can say, as the great hymn writer John Newton famously penned, “I once was lost/but now I am found/was blind but now I see…”, we want to tell others so that they too can be found, so that they too can see. We want to share the glorious news of the gospel with them. When we have been called out of the dark, we want to tell everyone about how they can come out of the dark. When we have experienced the love and forgiveness of Christ, we want everyone else to know that love and forgiveness as well.
After all, it’s our job as believers, it’s our job to share the good news that we have been so generously given. It’s our job to point the world to the Savior.
For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light(for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth)and find out what pleases the Lord. Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.It is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret.But everything exposed by the light becomes visible—and everything that is illuminated becomes a light. This is why it is said:
“Wake up, sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.”