|Robin in the rain in the backyard this morning...|
Harbinger of Spring, Little Robin Redbreast! We all love it when we see the Robins return as it is a sign that Spring is not far off and that is "good news".
The Apostles were the bearers of the Good News of Jesus Christ. Apostle comes from the Greek word, "to send off". The word appears about 80 times in the NT, limited to certain men of the first generation of the church and missionaries of the gospel. The first twelve apostles sent out by Jesus are named in Mark 3:14-19 and elsewhere. Others also are considered apostles, including Paul, James, Barnabas, Matthias, and in some other groups. Subsequently many claimed the title, which the church desired to limit to those who had seen Jesus and had firsthand knowledge of the Resurrection, who had the attributes called the signs of an apostle, and were fully committed to the church.
The Great Commission Matthew 11:18-20
"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age."
This is our good news! Our Harbinger for all the Springs for the rest of our lives and beyond! We should take great comfort that our Savior is always with us and in the Spring, a time of renewal, the perfect time to reaffirm our faith and spread the word of the Gospel by setting a good example and sharing it with others. You never know how you are influencing some one's life so make sure you are an example of a good and faithful child of the Lord. Others will see the good in you and that it is Christ dwelling in your heart that is glowing there...
Have a most wonderful weekend. It may be raining outside but the sun is always shining in our hearts.
Here is a lovely vintage graphic for you. Use as a book mark or for a homemade greeting card. Just right clip to copy the picture and save to your file for printing.
Have a great day!
My Christian heart to yours...
Thank you for visiting and come again soon!