As many of you know, we just returned from our 2015 Christian Communicators Conference at the Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove. The conference consists of five days and four nights, set in the midst of God’s creation in the beautiful mountains of Asheville, NC.
Thirty-three ladies from across the country not only learned about speaking, but also shared their stories, worshiped together, and grew closer to the Lord and each other as we praised the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Why? Because these women are committed to the call, to the Gospel, to the job of sharing the message of Jesus Christ. In order to share the message, we must speak up.
Romans 10:13-15 says, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” 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!”
Brittany McCombs, 2006 valedictorian of Foothill High School in Henderson, Nevada, knows the truth of those words. At her graduation ceremony, Brittany stepped up to the microphone to deliver her commencement address, even though she had already been told she would not be allowed to complete it.
As expected, the microphone was silenced the moment she uttered the forbidden six-letter word feared by administrators: Christ. Although McComb had a GPA of 4.7 and had earned the right to address her peers, the American Civil Liberties Union advised the school to deny her that right. But she would not be deterred. She had a message of love to share.
Brittany McComb’s speech may have been silenced, but her message was loud and clear: Christ offers love and hope to a world searching for love, but giving up hope. Brittany McComb has the beautiful feet of a messenger. Do we?
Are we willing to do what it takes? To work–sometimes day and night–to deliver a message of hope to a lost and dying world? Are we willing to be a light in the darkness of fear, anger, and confusion? If we’re willing, we can develop the beautiful feet of a messenger.
We gathered this past week to work on our feet, scrubbing away the hardened areas of our hearts and applying the lotion of gentleness. Sometimes we laughed. Sometimes we cried. But through it all, we heard the whispers of God’s heart to ours: Go. Tell.
How beautiful are the feet of those who spread the Good News!
Grace and peace be yours in abundance…