A Little Good News
November 16, 2016
“Woman reportedly raped in Dubai jailed for extramarital sex.” “Chief defends record after 11th killing.” “Accused pedophile dragged from jail and lynched.” As I read the various headlines this morning, I thought back to an Anne Murray song from the Eighties. Maybe you remember it as well, it was entitled: A Little Good News. And my favourite line in the song says “Just once, how I’d like to see the headline say ‘Not much to print today can’t find nothing bad to say.’”
And that’s how I felt today, I completely agreed with the last line of the song that says “We sure could use a little good news today.” Some days it seems like there isn’t any good news, at least not until page 4. But as a friend told me; good news doesn’t sell newspapers.
The truth is that I already know where to find good news. The book of Mark begins with these words: “Here begins the Good News about Jesus the Messiah, the Son of God.”
And if you haven’t read it, here’s a synopsis; if Christ is your Lord you’re going to heaven and in heaven they don’t have to worry about selling papers. Sure hope that’s good news for you, if not it can be.
Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.