When I flip on the evening news I’m tempted to turn it off almost immediately because there’s so much ‘bad stuff.’ But even as I watch and listen I realize I’m finding God in the news, whether it’s directly about Him or not. I don’t have to be tuned to a religious channel to experience God.
News—whether good or bad—does involve the Creator of the universe because He cares about His people and what happens to them. War, murder, theft, and other criminal activity does not escape His notice or His deep care for the perpetrators as well as the victims.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16, NIV Bible)
What a powerful piece of ‘good news’ this is. God’s son, Jesus Christ, is ready to forgive, to restore, to assure anyone who asks for it, a second chance to turn away from evil and to live a clean and grace-filled life. And for those who have been victimized by others, He promises to set them free of fear, hurt, and resentment.
How amazing is God’s grace, and that’s why finding God in the news can be a daily experience for anyone who wants to discover and to share with others His redeeming love.
In this video, Good News by Jesse Fisher, imagine God speaking his good news to you personally and with passion.