Today's devotion is based on Acts 5:28,29 "We gave you strict orders not to teach in this name," the high priest said . . . Peter and the other apostles replied: "We must obey God rather than men!"
Some people warn us that we should never talk about politics and religion. Sometimes, as in the Bible reading for today, even the world's authorities forbid us to speak about the risen Christ. But through his angel messengers, God told the apostles, "Go…and tell."
So why would we go and tell? We live in a world where people are dying spiritually and eternally, and we have the only real antidote for death. Through faith in the risen Jesus, we can and will live in peace eternally. In the risen Jesus, we have the prescription to living joyfully forever!
Yes, some will reject that truth, deny that possibility, and suggest that the notion of joyous everlasting life through Jesus and him alone is nothing but foolishness. But God will bring others to faith, and they will thank you for sharing that life-saving message of the crucified and risen Christ.
Please pray with me, Dear Lord; you have saved me for a life of joy in heaven with you. Moved by your wondrous love, help me to go and tell others about it, too! Amen.