July 8, 2020
Today’s devotion is based on Matthew 10:27, where we hear Jesus tell his disciples, “What I tell you in the dark, speak in the daylight; what is whispered in your ear, proclaim from the roofs.”
Often, when people trust us with valuable information, they don’t want us to tell anyone else. But what if you knew a secret that could help a lot of people? If you knew the cure for cancer—or this year, the cure for the coronavirus, COVID-19—wouldn’t you want everyone to know about it?
The Bible tells us the secret to eternal life. Eternal life comes because of a man named Jesus, who was not just a man, but the Son of God. It tells us how Jesus did nothing wrong. He only showed perfect love. He only spoke perfect truth. And yet he was opposed, ridiculed, arrested, put on trial, and killed. But he rose again.
Jesus did it for you, for me, for everyone. And he wants everyone to know about it. That’s why I share these devotions with you. I want you to understand what I know. And I especially want you to share with others the Good News you’ve heard. You might not shout it from the rooftops, but you can share with those you know the Good News of Jesus!
Please pray with me the prayer for today: Heavenly Father, gracious God, creator and sustainer of all things, seen and unseen, thank you for Jesus and his saving act on my behalf. Give me faith to believe it and the courage to share the Good News! In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.