Good Morning April 17

The word Gospel is used over 90 times in the New Testament. It is the Gospel or the Good News of Jesus Christ. When the angels announced the birth of Christ to the shepherds they said “I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people…”(Luke 2:10) Almighty God had broken into the midst of human life. God came into our world in the person of Jesus of the Galilean town of Nazareth. God knew our need, our failures, our separation from Him, and our inability to do anything about it. He came in the midst of our helplessness and did for us what we could not do for ourselves. We have just shared the truths of Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and the glorious resurrection on Easter Sunday. The whole life of Jesus Christ is the Good News of a new life for us in Him. We began yesterday with the greeting “He is risen! He is Risen indeed!” No matter what happens in this broken world, we have the truth that Jesus Christ is alive. And because He is alive we also have life in Him. That is really Good News.