Monday, July 25th @ 7:00 PM ... Cline/Folwell Wedding
Tuesdau, July 26th @ Noon ... Prayer in Parlor
7:00 PM ... Bible Study in Cary Beck Classroom
Thursday, 7:00 PM ... Choir Practice in Sanctuary
Sunday, July 31st. ALL DAY ... STUFF THE TRUCK
9:15 ... Sunday School Opening
9:30 ... Sunday School
10:30 ... Worship
BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK
Monday, July 25th ... Robin Beck
Tuesday, July 26th ... Judy Russell & Amber Sink
Wednesday, July 27th ... Noah Byerly
Thursday, July 28th... Betty Johnson
Friday, July 28th ... Emma Edwards
Saturday, July 29th ... Audry Winebarger
“How do I do this?” “How can I get there from here?” “How can we ever achieve peace in the world?” “How can God hear me when there are so many talking to him at the same time?” How, how, how! I don’t have to tell you there an awful lot of “how” questions asked every day.
They are asked by every one of us, from the youngest to the oldest. They are asked by the learned and unlearned among us. They are asked about things that have simple answers and those with terribly complex answers, and sometimes no answer at all.
I thought of the many “how questions” we ask after reading some very important “how” questions in my daily bible reading. I came upon them in Romans 10:14-15 (NLT), “But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them? 15 And how will anyone go and tell them without being sent? That is what the Scriptures mean when they say, ‘How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!’”
Those are a lot of really important “how” questions. We all are aware (at least I hope we are) that Christ commanded us to go out “into all the world”(Mark 16:15 NLT), the entire world with the good news. He didn’t say we are to send someone out to tell the Gospel story. He said to go out, period!
You might respond that’s not what the above verses tell us, it tells us to send someone, but if you think that, take another look. And how will anyone go and tell them without being sent? Well, yes, it does mention “sent” and it is my understanding that is precisely what Jesus did. “Go out into all the world…” But wait, you say, that’s foreign missions, I can’t do that.
What we overlook is that “all the world” begins right outside our front door, and it is that kind of telling others the good news about Jesus that will ultimately win the world for Jesus. How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news! To answer that question I guess we each have to look down at our own feet. How about yours, are they beautiful?