HOW often have we heard the phrase, ‘Do you want the good news or the bad news?’
Earlier this week I went for my annual eye test and for the second year running I was told the good news my eyesight had improved, which is good at the age of 76.
Then, of course, I was given the bad news I needed to purchase a new pair of spectacles, which was a blow to my low interest savings.
As I need specs for my reading, computer work and my driving, I had to make the purchase.
Sadly we live in a day and age when our news bulletins and newspapers seem to be always filled with more bad news than good.
The word ‘good’ appears many more times than the word ‘bad’ in the Bible, especially in the first chapter of Genesis where seven times it mentions that God saw that his creation was good.
In the New Testament, Jesus Christ used the word ‘good’ many times and he said, ‘I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep’. That is why he died on the cross to bring us life.
In another place Jesus also said, ‘I know my sheep and my sheep know me’.
Today we can know the good news of salvation in Jesus Christ and the blessings that can bring into our lives and our community around us.
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