Ethiopa Update – February 2014 – Samson Weldemariam – Country Director
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me because he anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor…” (Luke 4:18)
Jesus said he came to “preach the gospel” but then he states that he came to release the captives, give sight to the blind and set the oppressed free. That goes way beyond a formula.
Saying God loves you from a bumper sticker or Facebook post is not enough.
As a Christian, we must make it our lifelong and joyful ambition to serve others, to be a conduit for God’s miracles, to comfort the brokenhearted, to fight injustice, to weep with those who mourn and to truly love people the way Jesus did.
I believe this is what it means to preach the gospel! May God help us.