Devotional #340, June 21, 2020

Devotional #340
“Good News”
June 21, 2020
 
“Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news.  The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!    Anne Frank
 
This world needs more than good works.  It needs good news.  Good works come out of good news.  Mark Driscoll
 
There is too much good news to justify despair.    Donella Meadows 
 
I decided I would try to see if I could find some good news for a change.  I know there has to be some!  As I looked online, I discovered there are many sites that indeed do carry positive stories.  Good News Network.org is one.  They feature news stories from the nation and the world that involve the arts, and nature, and good deeds.  The actor, John Krasinski, has been producing a weekly online program called, “Some Good News” or SBN.  It is an uplifting program filled with nothing but encouraging and happy stories.  He asks for submissions from the public, and countless people send him stories of heroism, courage, triumph, and love.  It is such a breath of fresh air.  And one more is everwideningcircles.com that also carries positive news stories and encouraging tales. 
 
Of course, as Christians, we know the ultimate good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ!  And there is no better news that can be shared.  We can all strive to be more positive in the topics we share as we talk with others.  And if we can bring the saving grace of our Lord into the conversation, so much the better!  
 
I hope you are able to find some good news among the bad this week.  Afterall, we could all use a little!
 
“The time has come”, he said.  “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!”  Mark 1:15