There is not much good news these days. It seems all we see are headlines about lawlessness, evil being considered good, earthquakes, natural disasters, illnesses, and other negative stories. Bad news brings in readers, sadly. We also know that there is much evil occurring and it is increasing. Good news just doesn’t make the headlines very often. However, we can find it if we search for it.
Although good news gets hidden in the depths of news shows, it is out there. Some of the good news we have heard over the last year has been focused on pastors standing strong and continuing to assemble and teach their congregations. We see on social media forefront people doing what they can to fight the good fight for Christ.
God’s good news is never hidden. It has been around since the beginning of creation. [1Ch 16:23 NKJV] When evil tries to hide it, God’s good news grows! So many pastors whose churches have been open have added on services and resources because people are flocking to them for truth and fellowship. [WaPo, Godspeak] Although many churches have fallen away, the Church has grown in other ways and reached more people in the last year than in previous years.
The saying I have been hearing is that “what the devil meant for evil God is using for good.” [Max Lucado, Evil Good] While we may mostly hear bad news, God is working – and not behind the scenes. If you look for the Good News [God’s news] you will find it.
God is always working. His Word is always true and always available. The Good News is our salvation through Christ Jesus and our life with Him. [ABCs Salvation] All we have to do to start receiving good news is to open our bibles.
How beautiful upon the mountains Are the feet of him who brings good news, Who proclaims peace, Who brings glad tidings of good [things], Who proclaims salvation, Who says to Zion, “Your God reigns!”[Isa 52:7 NKJV]