We live in frazzled and frustrated times. Turn on the nightly news. So frequently we are given reports of events that have devastated property and lives, are told about individuals that have deviated from law and order, and hear of stories that dampen our spirits. On a regular basis, most of the news is not good news, and a depressed sigh first finds solace in the silence of a turned-off television.
Turns out, though, that we don’t have to turn on a TV to know that. We don’t even need to be near it. As our consciences rerun the past, we see where our own deviations have had a devastating impact and, as a direct result, our spirits are dampened and depressed. That’s the “news” we know by nature. That’s God’s Law on sinful hearts, and that’s why stricken hearts crave more good news.
The calm to the craving is not attained by turning off; we get it by tuning in. The answer is not in blocking out God’s Word or dulling our consciences by making excuses. The solution is found in what God’s good news says to every individual—even to you and to me. The calm, the promise, the solution is the message of the gospel! Hearts are calmed at the message of Christ for us! It’s in that message the Apostle Paul, a very real sinner, would have sinners take comfort and confidence. He lifts our eyes and our hearts to the grace of the cross: “Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst” (1 Timothy 1:16).
Craving more good news? Forgiven sinner, tune in to the Savior who carried your every sin! See him in his Word! Tune in to the gospel—God’s good news that quiets sin’s accusations! Hear that saving message! Beloved child of God, tune in to the trustworthy message of the Bible and let your heart sigh with thanksgiving. Jesus came to save sinners. Jesus came to save you! That’s the good news! Crave it. Enjoy it. And stay tuned in!
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