Friday, February 29, 2008

The Beauty of Bad News

Bad news does'nt have to be all bad. Bad news can be motivating for some of us. In fact, sometimes bad news is really good news. When we see this world falling apart all around us we could be alarmed and full of fear OR we could recognize that our Father's kingdom is drawing very near. Why do we pray:

"Our Father, who art in heaven hallowed be thy Name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven."

We know that some really, really bad things have to happen here on earth before our Father's kingdom comes. But His kingdom WILL come, and HIS WILL...will be done, soon. We have to keep our eyes on the prize. Imagine a world with no more corruption, no more wickedness flaunting itself before us. Imagine a world where Jesus rules with a rod of iron, a world where righteousness and goodness prevail, where peace and grace are the norm, not the exception. Imagine having every tear wiped from your eyes and being filled with unimaginable joy day in and day out. These days ARE coming. It's always darkest just before dawn. Things look pretty dark in this world at the moment so REJOICE, the dawn is near at hand. Grace and Peace.