Thursday, July 2, 2015

Good News & Cold Treats

"As cold waters to a thirsty soul, 
so is good news from a far country. "  
Proverbs 25:25
It's a hot, July, summer scorcher here in Georgia. Ice cream, snow cones, Popsicles and cold drinks seem to be at the top of the I WANT IT NOW list. Sweat beaded brows of workers being wiped down with cool, damp cloths; while the small children are longing to jump in a swimming pool or at least enjoy a quick run through the garden hose for just a bit of cool refreshing.
Yes, it's a hot, July, summer scorcher here in Georgia. Just as in the rest of the United States and beyond, terrible things are happening daily in our world. Evil and BAD NEWS is rampant everywhere! Murders, theft and robbery, arson, riots, kidnappings, earthquakes, etc. -- and that's just to name a few. As you browse the newspaper, read online news or tune into a newscast via the radio or television, you'll hear bad news at every turn. Seems as if our world turns more violent and unpredictable with each passing day. Bad news.
What a blessed assurance to know that this world is NOT our home, we are just passing through. We are on a pilgrimage. For the Christian, we are awaiting our glory ride home. How hopeful we can be in the midst of this messed-up world that we have GOOD NEWS from a far country. Our mansion has been built and has been made ready. Heaven is anxiously awaiting our arrival. Soon and very soon, we are going to see the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
No matter how bad our world gets, no matter how bad the newscasts become, we have this hope...and it's as refreshing as those ice-cold treats on a hot fourth of July. (Or any day for that matter!) Enjoy~