Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ. -Colossians 1:28
Everyone has something to say. And thanks to the internet, everyone has a place to say it…even if the rest of the online community wishes otherwise. In an age of extreme oversharing, why start another blog? Aren’t there enough people giving the digital world a piece of their mind?
Perhaps. As I mentioned, we all have something to say. But not everything we want to say needs to be said. (Why does that seem like a novel concept?) There’s one thing, though, that I am convinced needs to be said. And it needs to be said repeatedly in many voices and heard repeatedly by many audiences.
The good news of what Jesus accomplished for sinners like you and me through His life, death, resurrection, and ascension needs to be shared.
So why this blog?
First, I am blogging for myself. I need to proclaim Jesus to myself, and the written word helps me do so most effectively. Writing helps me process my thoughts, feelings, and circumstances in a way nothing else does. I can think things through more fully in written words better than I can in mere thoughts. So this is a venue for me to process my real life while telling myself what really needs to be heard.
Second, I am blogging for others. After personally embracing the good news of what Jesus has accomplished on a daily basis, I need to proclaim Him to others. My goal isn’t to be widely read or well-known. My goal is that whoever accidentally stumbles across this little corner of the internet might be encouraged, and perhaps transformed, as he or she encounters genuinely good news.
The purpose of this blog is to proclaim Jesus, first to my own needy heart, and then to anyone else who might find themselves thirsting for living water.
Him we proclaim. Jesus. A message – a Name – that even on the internet can’t be overshared.