The message of Jesus Christ and the sins He paid for you on the Cross is good news and it's your awesome job to tell everyone about it!
You run around the water park screaming, “Come quick! Look!” Every slide and ride seems better than the next, and you just have to tell your friends how awesome each one is. That’s how good news works. It’s so great that you can’t keep it to yourself.
In 2 Kings chapters 6 and 7, the king of Aram had surrounded the city of Samaria and the people of the city were starving to death. Four men who had skin diseases were banished outside the city walls and were starving too. They decided to head to the enemy’s camp to see if maybe, just maybe, they’d find some food.
“So they started out at dusk to go into the Aramean camp. When they came to the edge of the camp, no one was there. The Lord had made the Aramean army hear what sounded like chariots, horses, and a large army. . . . So at dusk they fled” (2 Kings 7:5-7).
God, who doesn’t need people to fight his battles, made four men walking sound like an entire invading army. When the men got to the camp, they found silver, gold, and clothes. They started eating and drinking.
“Then they said to one another, ‘What we’re doing is not right. This is a day of good news, and we’re not telling anyone about it. If we wait until morning when it’s light out, we’ll be punished. Let’s bring the news to the royal palace’” (verse 9).
So they ran back and told the men at the gates to let the whole city know that they had found a treasure.
You had a sin disease, but because of Jesus, you are healed. This is God’s treasure to you. If you’re keeping that news to yourself, what you’re doing is not right. Every day is a day of good news, and it’s your awesome job to tell everyone about it. Go take the news to everyone you know.