Over the last few days, people have been either reveling or reeling in light of the events of Tuesday night. Regardless of your political views, the widening divide among US citizens is alarming. A different outcome would not have changed the fact that we are a fractured people. That cannot be considered good news. There is however, Good News that is not being told nearly enough. The power of that New if shared in the Spirit that it was given would span that great divide an bring us into a unity that we only dream of.
The Good News is not that abortion is sin and those that support it are evil. The Good News is that a scared young girl, desperately seeking a loving relationship finds herself pregnant without love or hope, can find the both in the loving arms of a Savior. But who will tell her?
The Good News is not that young men and women who find themselves in ungodly lifestyles and the society that condones it has drifted from it’s founding morals. The Good News is that we are loved despite our weakness, ignorance, and brokenness by the One who took the consequences for our failures even before we knew that we had fallen. Who will show them this love and walk beside them until they can understand?
The Good News is not that we are enabling those who have been born into a culture of poverty, dependency, and entitlement that seems to reward idleness. The Good News is a loving Father created them with a purpose and values them more than they value themselves, so much so that He sent his Son to redeem them with His life. Are you willing to reach out and show them that they are worth much more than a life of desperation?
The Good New is not that the political manipulation of individual weakness, greed, and selfishness has corrupted our wonderful government founded on “Christian Principals”. The Good News is that God is not daunted by our inability as a church to overcome our own sinful natures, arrogance, and pride to call on Him continuously over the years. He stands ready to work through us to touch the lives of those around us. Can we let His Will become our will so that He can use us?
Isn’t it time we start living the Good News? You may be the only glimpse of Jesus that someone may ever see. Will they recognize Him in you?
“Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight. Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written,”Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” (Rom 12:21)
Father, forgive us for hiding you from a world that is desperately needs you. Make me bold headline on the front page for you.