Summary: It’s hard to keep good news to oneself

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MARK 5:19-20

Luke 24:13

It’s hard to keep good news to oneself. Some of you can attest to the fact that when something good happen in your life, you just can’t keep it to yourself, you got to tell somebody about it. Let’s go back on memory lane for a while. Can you remember when you got that job promotion that you have been looking forward to for a long time. It was hard for you to not tell anybody about it. You had to tell somebody. Can you remember when you were all down and depressed because the doctor told you that you had cancer, and when you went back for a check up or a second opinion the doctor told you your cancer was in remission. That was good news enough to tell somebody. Can you remember when your boss called you in his office and told you that they had to let you go because they were down sizing, but then you got a phone call the next day, and they told you that you got your job back. You couldn’t keep it to yourself; you had to tell somebody.

I am reminded about those two disciples who were returning home to Emmeaus. On their way home, they began to talk about the experience of Holy Week; how the Lord enter Jerusalem and rode a donkey for the first time in all of his ministry work, how folk began to throw palm branches and praise him: Hosanna, Hosanna in the highest.

They talked about the time he went into the temple and began to whip those who turned his father’s house into a dent of thieves, and how he turned over the money changer’s tables. They couldn’t stop talking; they just had to tell one another about this strange thing that happened last week.

They could not help but talk about how Jesus was wounded for our transgressions. How he was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

They had to tell somebody about this strange thing they had witnessed. But my Bible tells me, that while they were reminiscing about Holy Week, a third person joined them and began to rehearse the sense. They did not know it was Jesus. When they got home, they invited this stranger to stay over and dine with them. When they sat at the dinning table, this stranger took and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave to them saying take eat, this is my body which is broken for you. Likewise after supper, he took the cup and blessed and gave it to them, and said, drink ye all of it for this is my blood of the new testament, which is share for you and for many in remembrance of me. Their eyes were opened and they knew it was Jesus.

(Illustration: The Woman at the well.)

The man with unclean spirit.

Go home and tell somebody how the Lord has been blessing you this week.

Go home and tell it that Jesus is Lord.

God home and tell it that you know who’s got your back.

Go home and tell it that I have clean up what I’ve messed up.

Go home and tell somebody to come on in the home because that’s where I got my joy from.

Go home and tell it that there is a balm in gilead to save the sin sick soul.

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