How delightful on the mountains
Are the feet of one who brings good news,
Who announces peace
And brings good news of happiness,
Who announces salvation,
And says to Zion, “Your God reigns!”

Isaiah 52:7

The messenger runs to the captive city bearing the good news; the Lord is returning to His temple, He will once again dwell among His people. They will no longer be separated, but will enjoy the comfort of His presence. How much greater is the Good News that Jesus died so that we can live forever in the New Jerusalem (Revelation 21:2)? And what a better messenger we have as well, that Jesus, God himself, came down to share it with us. Now we have the same role as messengers bringing news, being lifted up not by our own worthiness but the awesome message we share.

Ethan Kirl

Originally Published May 5, 2021