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Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional: Monday, December 28

“The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” —  John 1:14

Sharing Good News 

Bad news travels around the world. COVID-19 brought sickness, shutdowns, canceled games, lost income and more, and the negative vibes can overwhelm us. We hear about earthquakes, storms and crimes in many places. Some stories are heartbreaking and put doubts and fears in our minds. As the virus crisis continues, many people are concerned about the future.

But in the midst of the sadness, we see encouraging developments when individuals, businesses and churches reach out and relieve the suffering and shortages that real people are experiencing. 

Jesus sees us, hears us and cares about us. He wants to give us a lift. In fact, Jesus came from the paradise of Heaven to personally deliver a refreshing message. Jesus is God in the flesh and the essence of all truth and meaning. As the Apostle John testified, “The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth” (John 1:14).

Jesus brought hope within reach when he was born in Bethlehem and grew up to be the Savior of the world. Before Christ came, the Old Testament prophets gave hints and previews of His coming. “For to us a Child is born, to us a Son is given, and the government will be on His shoulders. And He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6).

In this troubled world, we need to share the wonderful news about Jesus at every opportunity. “How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, ‘Your God reigns'” (Isaiah 52:7).

As we finish up the Christmas season, the best way to spread Christmas cheer, now and throughout the year, is to share Christ.

— Bill Kent, Pastor of Memorial Baptist Church, Sylvania, Ga.

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