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Reflections: When I first heard the ‘good news’
Paul Watkins
Paul Watkins
In the book of Isaiah we hear these very words proclaiming “good news”; “How beautiful on 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.’” When Isaiah wrote these words it was a message to the people of Israel who had just been released from captivity thousands of years ago. In Isaiah’s day there were no cell phones, news broadcasters or internet services, only those who would travel long distances over the mountains and through the valleys to share the news with those who had not heard that they were now free from their captivity. The Apostle Paul would echo these very words and share the good news with a multitude about what Jesus has done for all of humanity in bringing all who would trust him into a newly restored relationship with a living God.