The beginning of the good news about Jesus the Messiah,[a] the Son of God, Mark 1:1
Pam spent a lot of time in our Tuscaloosa Life Church children’s ministry and she was-is great with children. She understands the need for consistency and repetition. Most of the children will know the answer to the question that she asked them at various times and locations.
“Hey, have you heard the good news?” The child at first looked a little confused and finally replied, “No, what good news?” Pam would smile and look them straight in the eye, “the good news is…Jesus loves you!” Truth be told, she shares that good news with lots of different people and not just kids.
Many believe that the author of the gospel of Mark got his information from Peter. This is the same John Mark that deserted Paul and Barnabas on their first missionary journey. At some point John Mark wrote down the core facts in the story of Jesus from Peter’s perspective. So, it is worth noting that the retelling of the life of Jesus begins almost at the same time as Peter was chosen as one of the disciples.
Jesus and Peter’s lives intersect as Jesus was beginning His ministry. Where did your life begin it’s interaction with the knowledge of Jesus? For some it was as a baby or young child in Sunday School. Others may have been influenced through a campus ministry in high school or in college. Some were invited to a crusade or special service. Stories are continually told of God seeking people and finding them through the medium of radio, television or literature
If you are a follower, at some point the intersection with Jesus story happened because someone shared their life. You, now, have that responsibility to share with others. There are still too many who are living under the bad news of “life is crappy,” but Jesus offers a whole brand new way of living.
When Jesus left this world, He entrusted us to share about Him to others. May new journeys of the “abundant life” with Jesus begin with those you love and know.
Blessings Love y’all.