Thursday, May 21, 2015

Guard Against the Boo-hoo-hoo News

What a title to work with! Let's find a verse that has boo-hoo-hoo in it somewhere in the Bible. Well now, challenging the Bible may just prove to be my undoing. We know this one: And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away. (Revelation 21:4) No more crying, that sounds like some good news. We all have reason to cry in earnest as we look around at this world. However, you don't need me to constantly point out the reasons we weep. Too much of the boo-hoo-hoo news can feed depression, and we don't want that. Good news, that's what we are to bring!

Until the time of the Revelation though, avoiding the sad news may be quite difficult. Death, sorrow, and pain dominate the news both in the media and in our lives. It's a constant struggle to have nothing but the boo-hoo-hoo news to spread. Praise God we have the news of our Lord Jesus Christ! Some dreary days it seems that the good news of Jesus is the only news we have to share that isn't awful, terrible, or sorrowful. I suppose that is why we were commissioned to spread the glad tidings the angels announced at the birth of Christ.

Blessed be the name of our Lord!

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