Jesus replied, “Let us go somewhere else—to the nearby villages—so I can preach there also. That is why I have come.”
Jesus Came to Preach
This is what Jesus should be. This is what Jesus should do. Many people believe they know the answer. Even Peter thought he did. Jesus, however, revealed the reason why he came into this world. He came to preach.
There will always be times when I am tempted to believe Jesus should be or do something according to my understanding. This is when I need to remember the real reason why he came.
If there is one thing I need Jesus to be, it is the preacher of good news. His good news is life changing and it is desperately needed. The good news he came to preach is that there is help for me, as well as for every sinner.
When Jesus came into this world it was not to be a physician, a financial planner, or a life skills coach. He came to preach and his message is what I need to hear. He came to tell me my sins are forgiven and that heaven is mine.
This is truly good news. It is this message which relieves the burden of my guilt and sin. It is this message which rescues me from the hopelessness of death and the power of the devil. It is this message which gives me an unshakable hope and a never-failing peace.
Make no mistake, this is a life changing message, and no matter how much my life may change, Jesus’ good news never changes. Nor does it ever fail to bring me what he promised. This is why I can live in joy, hope, and peace. How blessed I am that Jesus came to preach his good news to me.
O gracious Lord, when I am plagued by the burdens of life and the guilt of my sin, you came to bring good news. Bless me every day through the message of hope you came to proclaim to me and all people. Amen.
Source: WELS Devotions