2 Kings 7:9  “What we’re doing is not right. This is a day of good news and we are keeping it to ourselves.” 

When most of us think of something that is contagious our first instinct is to retreat.  A friend of mine this week was planning on coming over for a visit but found out that one of his daughter’s play partners tested positive for COVID-19.   We decided that it would be best to connect over videoconference just in case he was contagious. 

But there are times when being contagious can be a good thing!  Especially when it comes to the topic of hope. Hope grows when it is shared.  God has created us to share the good news of Jesus with others.  1 Peter 3:15 says, “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give a reason of the hope you have.” 

How about you?  Are you hopeful for the season ahead?  When is the last time you shared your hope with others?  Look around - who has God put in your life that needs some hope today? 

Take a few moments to read and reflect on 2 Kings 7.  Look at how four men with leprosy even found a way to share good news with a people who needed it greatly.  Notice how it changed their city.  It can do the same for us.