Monday, June 23, 2008

The best news

News is now available to those who desire it, 24 hours of the day, seven days of the week, from all over the world. With the modern media, news travels very quickly, so fast, that much of what is received has only just happened. In a matter of hours the world was shocked by the terrorist attack on the twin towers, and recently, the disasters in Burma and China. The news spread, and as it did, be sure many prayers were uttered. News from, as it were, 'the home front', is, have you noticed, often shocking and disturbing. Much of the news, would you not agree, does not bring us joy.

The Bible, which is God's Word, brings us news, which does not bring joy to our hearts, for there is the news of sin, death, punishment and Judgment. However it also brings to us the best news that you will ever hear, for it tells us of the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. In Luke 2: 10 & 11, the shepherds were told by the angel, ”Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.” Oh what wonderful news! By Jesus Christ, through what He has done, particularly suffering and dying on the cross because of sin, one can be saved, forgiven, have a life with God, and go to heaven, rather than that other place. Do you truly know this good news? In God's hymnbook in the middle of the Bible, we read this; “Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound:” Psalm 89:15 Are you happy to hear the gospel? and then, further, are you truly happy, because you know the gospel? If not, look unto the Lord, repent of your sins and believe the Gospel. Jesus said, “Come unto me” He says that today, for He is alive, there in heaven above.