The Lord’s message rang out from you…your faith in God has become known everywhere.

1 Thessalonians 1:8

There was certainly nothing half-hearted about the way these saints in Thessalonica passed on to others the gospel message that had turned their own lives around! I love Paul’s description – it rang out with the clarity of a bell or trumpet call. It wasn’t just ‘words’ as their preaching was clearly backed up by ‘actions’, in appreciation of their faith had also spread. Little wonder that Paul starts his letter by noting that their work was, produced by faith, …prompted by love …inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ (v3). What an excellent example for us to follow!

Daily Reading: Zechariah 13