If I’m not careful, my day can start out pretty depressing. That is because I watch a lot of news. First thing in the morning, I check to see what has happened around the world. I watch news on television and read it online. Usually headline news is ข่าวIT
bad news – terror attacks, earthquakes, hurricanes, airplane crashes, wars on several fronts – just to name a few.
I have friends all over the world, so I believe catching up on news is necessary. Sometimes, however, I want to turn it all off and not hear any more bad news. Bad news is like the cold, damp, dark days of winter. I find myself searching through the clouds for a glimpse of sunshine. I am eager for good news.
Occasionally, a friend will email or call me with good news and when that happens, it is like a breath of fresh air. I often think when I hear good news, “I needed that.”
I remind myself that I have a constant source of good news. I also read it daily. It is God’s word.
The good news of scripture is that God knows, God cares and God provides whatever we need for whatever comes our way.
God’s headline news is the gospel – good news. It is just what we need. Jesus is the living breath of fresh air – the ray of sunshine we need. Trust in Him and all is made right. Sins are forgiven. Life has a purpose. Problems are measured not by difficulty, but by God’s glory.
How lovely on the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who announces peace and brings good news of happiness, who announces salvation, and says to Zion, “Your God reigns!” (Isaiah 52:7 NASB).