Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle and set apart for the gospel of God— the gospel he promised beforehand through his prophets in the Holy Scriptures regarding his Son, who as to his earthly life was a descendant of David, and who through the Spirit of holiness was appointed the Son of God in power by his resurrection from the dead: Jesus Christ our Lord. ~Romans 1:1-4
An ‘apostle’ is a ‘sent out one’. It originally referred to ships which were sent out to rescue people at sea. Paul is introducing himself by saying he is an apostle – one sent out to bring the Gospel of God to people who need to hear it.
Although we don’t use the title ‘apostle’ any longer, we as well are apostles of this gospel. We are like rescue boats sent to speak good news into people’s lives.
Who needs to hear the good news about God’s love for them? Take some time today to reach out to them and do something loving for them. Don’t wait for them to come to you. You’re the sent one.
Prayer: God, help me not to wait for others to come to me, but to remember that I’m the one who is sent to them. Help me to bring good news with me as I do. Amen.