There is a lot of bad news out there, as reflected on TV and the internet. Senseless mass shootings continue. The rates for violent crime are increasing. The threat of war and terrorism are ever present. The stock market continues its roller coaster ride and thousands of jobs are in jeopardy. If that were not bad enough, each of us periodically faces personal issues including financial, health, family, and relationship concerns. Job was correct when he said, "Man is born to trouble as the sparks fly upward" - Job 5:7.
But the good news is that God loved us enough to send His Son to die on the cross to save us - John 3:16, Rom. 5:8. By believing in Jesus Christ and submitting to Him as Lord, we can eliminate life's biggest problem - SIN and it's unthinkable eternal consequences – Rom. 6:23.
Thus, regardless of what is occurring in the world, in Jesus Christ we have peace and reconciliation with God, a real purpose for living, and the promise of eternal joy and reward in Heaven. This amazing hope enables us to prevail over all the bad news that the world and Satan hurls in our direction. Praise God that His good news is overwhelmingly victorious over all the bad.
"Rejoice in the Lord always, and again I say, rejoice!” (Phil. 4:4)
Jesus, always Jesus!