Read Hebrews 1:5-14.
Crying Out for News
Most of us have spent this year crying out for good news. As we constantly refresh our social media feeds hoping to see good news, we are often left depressed or frustrated.
Two thousand years ago, a community of Christians was also crying out for good news. Their faith in Jesus was wavering, as they began to see him similar to an angel or one who only talks about news. The community was tempted to fall back into a worldview basing their hope on themselves creating good news in this world.
The author of the book of Hebrews wrote to this community urging them to see Jesus as their ultimate Good News. Jesus literally made the news by bringing physical hope to people through feeding the hungry, healing the sick, and giving worth to the marginalized. He then sacrificed his life so that every single person could spiritually experience hope and freedom over the bad news of sin and death.
As we encounter bad news in our life, do we hope only in our own ability to fix the problems we are facing? Jesus is our Good News that we can desperately cling to and find hope in as we face the bad news of this world.
Lord, we all cry out to hear some sort of good news these days. Help us to see that you truly are the ultimate source of hope in this world. You have the power to turn our bad news into good. Help us to be the messengers of your Good News to a world that desperately needs it.