Your're Contagious

“Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.”

Proverbs 18:21  

Epidemiologists tell us that every person spreads something and they can prove it. If you have watched the news as of late you probably have seen the studies to show why some doctors believe that even maintaining a six foot social distancing rule could be hazardous to ones health. The reason is simple, when a person coughs or sneezes the particles can travel up to twenty feet away and linger in the air for minutes afterward the episode.  

Everyone spreads something, be it the truth, a lie, gossip, slander, faith, hope and love, encouragement or exhortation. Often times like disease, we are unaware of what we are spreading as it might not be deliberate or done knowingly. That’s why taking deliberate action is important each day. God’s desire, His will for each of our lives is to be carriers of the Gospel wherever we go and with those we come in contact. Everywhere Jesus went the Bible tells us, “The news about Jesus spread quickly throughout the surrounding region of Galilee” (Mark 1:28). Every moment of Jesus life on earth was about fulfilling a mission, spreading the Good News of the Gospel and healing people of all sorts of diseases. Miracle after miracle, even when Jesus instructed the beneficiaries to tell no one, the news of what Jesus said or did spread quickly.

Even in the midst of a global pandemic each of us can become contagious with our faith, with our hope and with our love. Using social media and a smart phone we literally can travel around the globe spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ, the promise of His salvation to all who would believe. I’m pretty sure I know how most people will feel the day a vaccine is made available for the coronavirus. The world will be elated. And just think, you and I who are in Christ have the vaccine or better still, the cure for sin and death. Jesus Christ is the solution to the worlds greatest plague, sin which brings forth death.

The Cross is the power of God unto salvation. Not even death can stop it as three days later Jesus rose from the grave just like He said. And oh how the news traveled then. The book of Acts tells us that the men who turned the world upside down have come here too, speaking of Paul and Silas and Timothy. They also were referring to the apostles and disciples of Jesus who were spreading the news of God’s salvation to the ends of the earth.

Together we can turn the world upside down for Jesus! Let’s be contagious today for Jesus as we commit ourselves to praying for the lost and sharing God’s hope for the world to be saved everywhere we go, be it on line or otherwise! Remember, Jesus is bigger than the coronavirus!

“How beautiful upon the mountains Are the feet of him who brings good news, Who proclaims peace, Who brings glad tidings of good things, Who proclaims salvation, Who says to Zion, "Your God reigns!"

Isaiah 52:7


Michael Osthimer





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