[The Glory Unveiled]
But he said, “I must proclaim the good news of the kingdom of God to the other towns also, because that is why I was sent.” ( Luke 4:43 )
In today’s devotional text, Jesus had been performing miracles and healing the oppressed the day before. The next morning, he went to a solitary place to meditate and to be with the Father, and to think over his purpose. The people who had earlier seen these miracles chased after Him so that he would perform more miracles. But then Jesus responded with the words of our anchor scripture. He said, He must proclaim the good news of the kingdom of God to the other towns. And then he added why He had to do this. The “why” is the backbone of His drive. He explained that the reasons why He was sent from Heaven to earth was to proclaim the good news of the kingdom. And that single goal drove Him through His daily activities. He did everything that was consistent with that purpose. If he healed anyone, it was an occasion to preach this news. Every other thing became secondary to His purpose. Like Jesus, we have been called into this ministry of reconciliation. The Lord has called us to be Ambassadors of His kingdom. We must be driven by the passion of our calling and purpose. Without compromise let us follow the trail of our destiny to our purpose.
Prayer_Bead: Lord Jesus, thank you for making a way for us through the example of your life. Help us to remain on our destiny path. And let nothing distract us from the purpose for which we came on earth.
#GNews: Unveiling the glory of God.