Spreading The Gospel
This past week there was a terrible outbreak of illness in one of our local Elementary Schools. 108 of the 430 students from River Road Elementary were absent and an additional 21 students were sent home. The virus spread to the staff, as well, causing 11 of the 54 teachers to stay home. In a letter sent to the school’s parents and guardians on Wednesday, Principal Philip Bush said, “This week our school has been hit pretty hard with sickness. Some classes have had as many as 10 or more absent. Many students have been sent home after they arrived due to vomiting and fever. We have several confirmed cases of the flu and strep throat. A stomach virus is running its course as well. We are taking every precaution we can to prevent the spread of germs so we can keep these illnesses from further spreading.”
It is amazing how quickly a virus can spread even when everything possible is done to prevent it. Yet, here we as Christians, sitting on the greatest information the world has ever known, and we are failing to infect those around us. No, the Gospel is not a virus but we should make every effort to see that it spreads as fast and as far as the fiercest viral strain. A virus travels from person to person, just as the Gospel must. Of course the major difference is a virus leaves one sick and the Gospel leaves one well. Become infectious with the Gospel and don’t forget to wash your hands.
Spreading the Gospel,