There’s an abundance of bad news these days as reported by local, national and international news agencies. The pandemic continues to adversely affect our nation and world. Violent crime is up. The threat of war and terrorism remain. Prices for gasoline, food and most other goods are climbing. The stock market continues its roller coaster ride. On top of all that, each of us periodically faces financial, health, family, and relationship challenges.
Job was right when he said, "Man who is born of woman is of few days and full of trouble" Job 14:1.
But there is overriding GOOD news to also take into account. The news that God loved us enough to send His Son to die on the cross and pay the price for our sins - John 3:16, Rom. 5:8. By believing in Jesus Christ and complying with His commands to repent, confess His name, and be baptized, we can eliminate our biggest problem – SIN - and it's horrendous consequences – Rom. 6:23, Rev. 21:8.
In Christ Jesus we have reconciliation with God, help in trying times, a purpose for living, and eternal bliss in Heaven. This expectation enables us to prevail over the bad news that we hear or experience from day-to-day. Praise God that the GOOD news is far superior to the bad.
"Rejoice in the Lord always, and again I say, rejoice” (Phil. 4:4).
Jesus, always Jesus!