I've noticed that although this site is new, I've been getting hits from places like Russia, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey. I'm not sure why folks from those countries would find my blog. I understand it takes quite some time before a new blog will show up on search engines. Nonetheless, this internet thing is far-reaching - it is amazing how we can connect with folks across the globe that we may never see in person on this earth.
The good news is the Gospel of Jesus Christ (we may call Him Yeshua, Messiah, Lord, Adonai, Emmanuel and the list goes on). Paul recounts the good news to new believers: "Now I make known to you, brethren, the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received, in which also you stand, by which also you are saved, if you hold fast the word which I preached to you, unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures…" (1 Cor. 15:1-4)
"Therefore remember that formerly you, the Gentiles in the flesh, …remember that you were at that time separate from Christ, …and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who formerly were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ." (Eph. 2:11-13)
"…the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."
- Rom. 6:23
"Now when they heard this, they were pierced to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brethren, what shall we do?” Peter said to them, “Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off, as many as the Lord our God will call to Himself.” - Acts 2:37-39