Wednesday July 27, 2016
by Joan Webb
Bad News/Good News
Romans 1:15-17: "...this Good News about Christ is God's powerful method of bringing all who believe it to heaven" (v.16 TLB).
"Girl missing, Feared Abducted" "Riots in the Streets of Los Angeles" "Hundreds die in explosion." The daily newspapers as well as prime time television broadcasts include reports on war, famine, floods, kidnappings, abuse, murders and rapes. We listen and we inevitably ache inside. When all this bad news merges with our personal disappointment, we may become overwhelmed -- and do almost anything to medicate the pain. We work more, do more, exercise more, eat more, or drink more. Yet, underneath the obsessive behavior we long for relief, for someone to understand and meet our
God is that someone. He cares that we are surrounded by bad news. To show us he is on our side, God paid an extravagant price -- his Son. By choosing to accept Gods' costly gift, we discover future hope and a healthy way to cope now. While waiting for the fulfillment of our hope, God grants us peace and comfort in our daily struggles and powerful support as we serve our fellow man.
Lord, thanks for going to such great lengths
to show you care.
I care, too.
Please help me to manifest your love
in the midst of the bad news.
Copyright Joan C. Webb
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