“Go and tell John what you hear and see…”
In the movie industry, the best promotion for a new release is the audience itself. Go on Twitter and search a film title and you can get a good sense of what people are saying about it. Talk to a friend that recently saw a movie and if they liked it, they are probably going to be sure you know about it! In Matthew, chapter 11, we have followers of John the Baptist coming to Jesus with one question: “Are you the one?”
Jesus responds to the inquirers to observe what is going on around them and “Go and tell John.” Jesus gives them permission to preach the good news! It’s easy to imagine John’s disciples returning to him with excitement to what they saw and heard! And what about us? What have we seen and heard about Jesus? Are we excited to share the ‘good news’ with others?
Let us ask the Lord Jesus to show us how to live for Him, that we may be mindful of what we spend time talking about, that we may seek ways to share our faith, so as to build up our brothers and sisters to more readily put their trust in him.
May God bless you!