It was the last hike of the day. The trail was easy with a panoramic view of the Everglades marshy landscape. We were not alone. Couples walked hand in hand. Photographers carried their paraphernalia with anticipation. We were almost back to the parking lot when someone caught our attention and shared the good news: a flock of roseate spoonbills. The excitement was palpable. Strangers gathered together in hushed awe. Cameras, fingers and eyes pointed to the beautiful sight. The experience was too good to keep to ourselves. We in turn told the hikers behind us. Later, I learned that the sighting was rare and truly a memorable gift to take home with us.
As Christians, are we sharing the good news of Jesus Christ? There are many people on this path called life. People are longing for good news and anxious for a view of lasting beauty. As Christians, we know who to look to and where to direct our steps: Jesus Christ. Can others sense the excitement of Jesus’s place in our lives? Do we keep faith to ourselves with whispers of wonder? Or do we seek out those, including strangers that we can share Jesus with? Through proclaiming faith, we experience the best memories of the journey. Let’s share the gift of Jesus that will take us to our eternal home.
How beautiful in the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, “Your God reigns!”
I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints,