GOOD NEWS! It is really hard to get “good news” these days. The airways, printed pages, and digital media are filled with “fake news” and “bad news” but very little “good news.” Is this because there is so little “good news” or is it just that people like “bad news” better or that “bad news” sells better and produces a profit for the business world? I like “good news.” I like to hear about how well people are doing or how people are showing their love to their “fellow” human beings. I like to hear how Christian leaders are doing well and leading their ministries in doing a great job for Jesus Christ. I don’t like to hear the bad news when failures occur and leaders fail. While many may rejoice that news really saddens me. I like to hear the “good news” when our political leaders are able to work out solutions to the Nation’s problems and benefit even the neediest among us. I am sad when the leaders are so partisan they can’t even talk to each other and their prideful egotistical attitudes cause misery for the remainder of the Nation. We want “good news” from them not just more “bad news.” Yes, “good news” is hard to find these days because “bad news” is on overload.
But there is a constant message of “good news” in this world. It is always “good news” and it never changes no matter what kind of day we are having or how bad the media makes world events sound. If we start our day with this message we will be on the right track and realize there is hope for us and the world around us. The Apostle Paul said, “Now brothers and sisters, I want to remind you of the gospel (“good news”) I preached to you, which you received and on which you stand. By this gospel (“good news”) you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain. For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scripture, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,” (1 Corinthians 15:1-3 NIV). The “good news” is that there is a Savior who brings hope to all receive Him no matter the conditions around us and because of that Paul exhorts us in this manner, “Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain,” (1 Corinthians 15:58 NIV). All the “bad news” will one day come to an end. A corrupted world will one day come face to face with the returning Savior Jesus Christ and the one who is “good news” will set affairs straight for the human race. So let us as Christians not get so caught up in the “bad news” that we forget the “good news” and the one who is in ultimate control of the world.