Sunday, March 15, 2009
Bad News? Good News!
The gloom of the world is but a shadow; behind it, yet within our reach is joy. Take joy. Tasha Tudor
Seems like lately there are lots of shadows in the world. Daily we are hearing heart-breaking stories of lives lost to cancer and other sickness. One click of the remote brings news of economic doom and gloom without much forseeable hope on the horizon.
Guess that's why I loved this quote so much when I read it! Think about it...shadows can't exist without light from above!! And where does that light come from? HIM, of course!
For those of us who are in Christ, we need not fear what may come. Though things around us may look bleak, we can choose to look past the shadows to the Source of light and be encouraged. That Light has not grown dimmer; quite the contrary! The darker things seem to get in this world, the brighter the Light appears.
I find myself hesitant to watch the news and read much regarding our state of affairs because everyone comes to the table with their own slant and their own agenda. I have come to wonder who really is trustworthy to get my news from. And then I heard that still small Voice and was reminded...
James 1:17 (MsgB)
Every desirable and beneficial gift comes out of heaven. The gifts are rivers of light cascading down from the Father of Light. There is nothing deceitful in God, nothing two-faced, nothing fickle.
HE IS TRUSTWORTHY!!! And He said it would be like this! Anyone who has read much scripture knows it is going to get worse in the end...but He wins! We can take great joy in that!
Papa, please help me not become consumed with what I read and what I hear on the news. Help me stay focused on You and your Word and what You would have me do! The battle may become fierce, but I have read the final chapter and...YOU WIN!!!