Shout it from the Roof

Text: Matthew 10:27
What I say to you in the dark, tell in the light; and what you hear whispered, proclaim from the housetops. (NRSV)

When we have become adept at picking out God’s voice among the competing voices, we must also realize that what God tells us is seldom for us alone.  God has invited us to be his voice to those who are not yet tuned into his voice.  God desires for us to declare from the rooftops the words we hear from him during our private times.

Sharing the good news of God’s love should never be a scary thing.  It is understandable why someone might be afraid to share with others bad news.  We never want to be the bearer of news that might be devastating to others.  One of the hardest jobs in the military is done by men and women who are designated as a Casualty Assistance Calls Officer (CACO).  Their job is to physically go to the home of the next of kin of a military member who has died on duty and inform the family of the death.  No doubt you have seen movie scenes where a car pulls up to a house and two persons in dress uniform approach the front door and the woman inside who has watched from the window begins to turn pale and collapses to the floor knowing the bad news that is about to be delivered.  

No one chooses to be a CACO.  The job is so difficult that a chaplain is always dispatched with the CACO.  The chaplain is not there for the family receiving the bad news, the chaplain is there for the one who is delivering the bad news.  But the news we receive from God is not about the death of a loved one, the news we receive from God is about eternal life and rescue from sin and death.  The news that God wants us to shout from the rooftops is good news of great joy!

Have you been keeping the good news of Jesus Christ to yourself?  Has God spoken words of love and assurance to you in your private times that you have not shared with others?  Has God whispered love stories to you that you have kept to yourself?

Pray with me:

Lord God forgive me when I do not share the good news you have put on my heart when we have spent time together.  Remind me that you have called me to give voice to the words of love you have for the world when the world is incapable of hearing your voice for themselves.  AMEN.  

Related Posts

No Comments


Recent

Archive

 2021

Categories

no categories

Tags

Anger Authentic Bible Body of Christ Broken world Centered Changed Child of God Chosen people Comfortable Discipleship Discipline Doubt Faith Following Jesus Generosity Gifts of the Spirit Giving God at work God's Glory God's call God's creation God's economy God's face God's leading God's light God's love God's plan God's presence God's voice God's ways God's way God's will be done God's will God's word God\'s Glory God\'s face God\'s leading God\'s light God\'s love God\'s presence God\'s will be done God\'s will God\'s word God\\\'s leading God\\\'s love God\\\\\\\'s love Godhead God Hands and feet of Jesus Hearing God Holiness Holy Spirit Jealous Jesus is Lord Jesus the healer Jesus Justice Kingdom life Kingdom of God Knowing God Laughter Light of the world Living Word Lord and God Lord Made new Newness of life Norms Obey Radical Transformation Recreate Refreshed Sabbath Sanctified Satan Saul Savior Seeing God Shalom Soulmate Spirit of God Standing before God Testify The Church The Gospel of Jesus Christ The Great Commission The family of God The new people of God The people of God Transformation Trinity Truth in love Truth Unconditional love Values Voice of God Weary Worship Written word abundance action affirmation anchor answered prayer anxiety arguments ask God asking God assurance attentive awe be ready believe born again born from above broken call to ministry calm caretakers celebrate children of God choice choosing comfort commandments community compassion confession conversation with God creation decision defending God dependent depression devotions direction discouraged distractions do no harm empowered eternal life evangelism evidence examine excuses expectations expecting God experience failure faint faithful fear finding God finding Jesus follow through forgiveness free from sin free will freedom gathered giving God the glory godly good news good works grace grief grieving guidance happiness hard hate healing helpless help holy living holy hope humility hunger injustice intentional intercesor intervene intimate joy knowing Jesus knowledge learning letting go life in the Kingdom life listening living looking for God love God love neighbor love self love loving God loving Jesus loving others mature meaning meditate meditation mercy ministry miserable mistakes motivation new begging new life overcome overflowing partnering peace persecuting Jesus persistence power prayer predestination priorities proclaim promises of God pure purity purpose real deal reconciliation recreated redeeming redeem refining refuge rejection rejoice relationship remember rescue response rest resurrection revelation righteousness risk rules sacrifice salvation sanctification scarcity scripture searching seeking God self-care selfish selfless servant servent service set apart simple simplicity simplify sinners sinner sin solitude spending time with Jesus spiritual disciplines spiritual exercises spiritual growth spirituality start over status quo stewardship steward storms stress struggle success suffering teaching temptation the unknown time with God tired together transfiguration trust in God trust understanding unexpected victory vision waiting on God walking with God wear out welcome wisdom witness wonder worries worry