The News

The News

Today’s Scripture Selection: Luke 2:11

“Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.”

Every day, often several times a day, on our TV, our radio, our smartphone, our iPad we get the “news”.

Sometimes it’s encouraging, often it is not.

Sometimes it’s confusing or we question its accuracy.

Sometimes it’s what we expected to hear.

Sometimes we are shocked at what we hear.

Sometimes it’s about what is happening in some far flung piece of the world with a name we can’t pronounce.

Sometimes it’s about what is happening right next door.

Sometimes it’s about the stranger, sometimes we or someone we know, perhaps love, are in the headlines.

It’s the news and it informs, frustrates, confuses, comforts, or simply keeps us wondering what is going to happen next.

It’s the world’s news and, it seems to me, the old adage is true: “the more things change the more they stay the same.”

Then there’s a different kind of news.

It’s not about politics or sports or the latest breakthroughs in medicine.  It’s not about who was just elected.  It’s not about who just blew something up with a homemade bomb.  It’s not about the economy or any of that.

It’s about God and how much He loves the world.

It’s about a Savior born a long time ago in a manger, who is Christ the Lord.

It’s the gospel – the good news.

We hear it again; celebrate it again, every December.

It is the news first delivered by an angel.

“Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.”

There has never been, nor there will there ever be, more significant – or better – news than this.

Merry Christmas.

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