April 2018

If we have thirsted for God, He is lovingly willing to give us good news – the good news of salvation, that we might receive Him, receive of His fullness and grace for grace.

As light is best seen when contrasted with dark, And contrast works best when the difference is stark, So too is God’s Gospel the best understood When the evils of sin are contrasted with good.

Shadows of Light

Without our ever being capable of possessing consummate enlightenment, the daily guidance of the Holy Ghost ensures we remain in the way of spiritual light even when called to tread paths dark to our comprehension or cold to our heart (John 16:13).

GOOD NEWS—it tends to bring joy to our hearts when we hear it. Good news cheers the heart and lifts the spirit: “Anxiety in a man's heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad” (Proverbs 12:25 ESV). Yet sometimes, even good news can be tainted by doubts and fears and threats from outside – fears that it won’t last or that it can be changed. Yet there is the GOOD NEWS of the Gospel that is truly good and truly lasting, which nothing on earth can destroy – so much so that it is almost seemingly “too good to be true” and too hard for us to grasp.

The Good News of the Kingdom

Because we aren’t omnipresent and all-knowing creatures, we rely on news to help us decide what to do with our lives and the lives of those we know. We wait on news to make the best decisions for our present and future. And so, we see investors eagerly waiting on news about how their financial investments are performing – are they richer this morning or poorer? The news should directly affect their behavior. Medical patients pray for good news from their doctors.


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