The news has become so depressing, I have been tempted to tune it out.
It’s amazing how little bits of negative information can just land in our thoughts and stay there, to appear out of nowhere at another time.
We sometimes forget that what started this journey from peace and joy into doubt and fear was having the knowledge of evil.
Adam and Eve were told not to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good AND evil. Only knowledge of good was what God wanted for them.
But satan was waiting to get his foot in the door. Once they had knowledge of evil, the world changed forever.
So should we just try to block out all the evil in the world and try to mentally transport ourselves back to the Eden that existed before the fall?
No! Jesus bids us to follow Him. He never ignored darkness. He brought The Light.
He did not judge or condemn the lost. He gave them The Way to be found.
He stayed constantly connected to His Father God and He prayed, He even prayed for us, even though in earth time, we were way off in the future. (John 17)
Should we turn off the news and just pray? No! We should consider the news our call to pray for those who are the news.
We should thank God that what is being reported is not the end of the story. We should pray for those in the present and also those in the future, just as Jesus did.
Jesus said, “I have said these things to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world!”
If we all claimed His Promise while watching the news, the world would change. Think of it.
Instead of sitting on the couch, shaking our heads at how bad things are, we would spiritually go with Jesus in His Power to those who are sick, grieving, lonely, hungry, devastated by earthquakes, and myriads of other troubles.
We would see it all, not in defeat, doubt or fear. We would see everyone through the eyes of Jesus. We would reach out and tell them all, “I am with you always!”
“I am The Light of the world. Whoever follows Me will not walk in darkness, but will have The Light of Life!”
He says to us, “Let’s go. You are The Light of the world!”