Being part of the Hope Revolution means that, as young people together, we can gain confidence to communicate God’s love through what we say as well as what we do, and recognise our responsibility to declare the good news of Jesus. May we not ‘preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord’ (2 Cor 4: 5).
‘’How then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can they preach unless they are sent. As it is written. How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news’ (Rom 10.14-15). We may have manky feet, but we pray that they will be beautiful in the eyes of the Lord.
Christians have good news to bring, and good news is not intended to be kept to ourselves. We will shout the good news of the Gospel from the rooftops that we may be effective witnesses of Christ. We will make some outrageous noise for Jesus, disturbing the quiet, and disrupting the apathy of those that do not yet know Christ. We recognise that ‘We are Christ’s ambassadors, as though God was making his appeal through us’ ( 2 Cor 5:20) and in humility will be used to bring life and freedom as we declare the gospel truth to those around us.
Our prayer is that our light will shine in the darkness. That we will ‘always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who ask us to give the reason for the hope that we have (1 Peter 3.15). Let us, through what we say, combat the enemy who has ‘blinded the minds of unbelievers’ (2 Cor 4:4). As we fight the good fight of faith may we put on the armour of God and choose to speak the word of God boldly.