2017-08-05 - Keeping Jesus a Secret
Mark 7:24 Jesus left that place and went to the vicinity of Tyre. He entered a house and did not want anyone to know it; yet he could not keep his presence secret.
Jesus lived in the age before the internet, television, radio, or newspapers. News traveled by the word of mouth. The spread of information was sparse and localized. Yet the news about Jesus was widespread. Jesus healed the sick, raised the dead, and brought sight to the blind. People came from all around to hear Him talk. The crowds were so large that Jesus had to go away for rest. Everywhere he went, the people came to see and hear him.
Today, we have the Good News of Jesus to share with others: He came to Earth to die for our sins, was resurrected and later went to Heaven. He is there, now, acting on our behalf. Our commission is to spread the Good News of Jesus. We cannot keep Him a secret.
Richard Moser, Jr
All scripture references from NIV (New International Version) unless otherwise noted