But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John. And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth. For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb. And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God. And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord. (Luke 1:13-17)
As we continue our journey through the Scriptures, we will now take a look at one of the Gospels. Luke’s message of the humanity of Jesus Christ, the Messiah of God, was good news to all who needed a very human Saviour. Luke begins his Good News with the account of the arrival of John and the announcement of the coming incarnation of Jesus, the Son of God who is God the Son and who would soon put on flesh and dwell amongst His people with the Good News of Salvation for all people.
The Good News of Salvation in Jesus Christ to whosoever will admit their need of a Saviour to forgive their sin, believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and His finished and perfect work on the Cross of Calvary, and confess that Jesus is Lord and that He has given them a new life in Christ, born again from above and reconciled with the Father through the Son and by the Holy Spirit. Just as Luke proclaimed the Gospel of Salvation to all humanity and the humanity of Jesus Christ in his Gospel, so should all Christians proclaim Christ to the world that all might be saved through the message of the Cross. The preaching of the Cross may be foolishness to those who perish, but we are commanded to go and tell; teaching the nations, preaching the Word of God, and reaching the lost until God is through with us.
While we are here, God has sent those who are His and know Him out into this world to reach the lost that they might be saved from sin. He desires that His people strive to be holy and obedient unto Him that we might minister to those around us who are hurting and in need as He provides. We serve others, equipped with the Word of reconciliation and righteousness, rightly divided and fitly spoken, that they may see Christ in us, the hope of Glory. Our God has commanded us to love one another with an unfeigned love, even as He first loved us, and to disciple one another in the Word of God so that we may all grow in grace and in the Knowledge of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Our Lord has commissioned those who are His with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, to go where He sends us in the power of the Holy Spirit. As we go, we are to proclaim the Good News of forgiveness through repentance and reconciliation with the Father through faith in His Son, that those who believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Messiah of God might have life in His Name.
God is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance and the knowledge of the Truth. Jesus loves you and wants to establish a covenant relationship with you that is real and personal. Surrender to Him on His terms and He will give you a brand new life of discipleship and fellowship with Him that is abundant and everlasting. God calls you to faith in Christ and His finished and perfect work on the Cross of Calvary to pay your sIn debt. He has provided the only way of reconciliation with God, forgiveness from God, and Salvation through Jesus Christ, the Son of God who is God the Son, to give you a new life in Christ. Turn away from yourself and your sIn and turn to Him alone for eternal Life, now and always.