We Americans are an impatient lot. We are always looking for what we want to see and just don't want to wait another moment. It can be a matter of any issue, for we are used to believing that if we want it, we can have it, and when we are denied we easily get upset despite the fact that folks in most other places in the world wish they were half as fortunate as we are, yet we never understand that for we are, in fact, generally pampered.
These days we are looking for good news, news of how our nation can withstand what is going on and how it can survive and prosper in the years to come. Yet day after day goes by with no sign of change and it shows on the face of so many average Americans who find themselves suffering and worrying with good reason, for many have no idea how we will survive what we currently face. And what is amazing is that the answer is already here and it has been for a long time, yet as we look and search for what we hope to see, we ignore that it is here. So, what is the good news?
The easy answer is the Good News is as close as the nose on your face and the words of the Apostle Isaiah make it clear that it has already been delivered. The Lord gave the sign over two thousand years ago and it was to tell mankind that a virgin would immaculately conceive a son named Immanuel who would bring the Good News. And the good news is that Jesus Christ would give us the gift of eternal life if only we believe in Him by faith and commit to follow Him. When Christ breathed out His last breath of life on the Cross, the deal was settled and His offer would stand for anyone who made the commitment to believe in Him by faith alone, with no proof necessary. It sounds easy but it isn't, for we have to get rid of our sins and try and never sin again. Oh, we will never fully meet that mark but the requirement is that we commit to that with all of our heart and our lives will improve and we will have peace in our hearts and the ability to cope with whatever we face, knowing when this earthly life is over we will inherit the Kingdom and live forever in His glorious place prepared for us because of the love and grace He has for us.
Do we deserve it? No, of course not, but it doesn't matter as long as we believe by faith and commit to work hard to better ourselves and rid ourselves of the bondage chains that we have been saddled with. This will result in Satan losing His influence upon us and when Jesus returns at a time only God knows but sometime in the not too distant future, all worries and pains and suffering will be over for those who believe. So, don't wait. Pick up the message of the Good News and carry it forth in your life and watch your fortunes improve. Now they may not be the way you want them to be, but they will be what God wants for you. And if you follow His lead, you can never go wrong. And that, my friends, is truly good news, so quit complaining and get with the program and spread the good news far and near and watch the evil of the world cave when we speak up for goodness and light instead of evil. Can we live up to this? Yes, but only if we get started now not later. Let's roll.