Good news is sometimes hard to find. We turn on the news and discover more violence, more issues, more bad news. In journalism there’s a saying, “bad news sells”…are we that consumed by bad news? Do we thrive on bad news like the Romans and their Colosseum games of torture and violence? Has society become blood thirsty voyeurs? It is certainly a perception of our society that isn’t too far from the truth.
In a song by mainstream Christian band “Switchfoot” called “Blinding Light” they explore the lies in our culture today, and one of the lines says, “We are culture that eats our youth”. When you consider the ramifications and consequences of our media saturated world there is a dark side to our thirst for news stories and drama.
Do we neglect the Good News? Does our world need this good news? The answer to both of these questions is a resounding ‘Yes’! Acts 8:34-35 tells us of a moment in the ministry of Philip who encountered a person who needed to hear about this good news: “The eunuch asked Philip, “Tell me, please, who is the prophet talking about, himself or someone else?” Then Philip began with that very passage of Scripture and told him the good news about Jesus.”
This good news needs to be heard in our world! There will be many who will ignore it, many who will dismiss it, but our call by Christ in the great commission to “go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Matthew 28:19)
So go and tell this awesome good news to those you meet today! The world doesn’t need more bad news, they need good news…they need The Good News!
-Just a thought for your day!