The past year has been relatively short of what feels like Good News, so here’s a thought to bring a little warm light to your day. The word for the day is NEWS, which comes from my book, What a Great Word!!

The angel said to him, “I am Gabriel. I stand in the presence of God, and I have been sent to speak to you and to tell you this good news.” Luke 1:19.

These days it’s difficult to put the two words, “good” and “news” side by side. Good news doesn’t stream through the numerous devices we have at our disposal. Chances are, we haven’t been getting good news from visiting angels either. But in biblical times, and still today, God used any means possible to share good news. Despite the mess the world gets itself into, God is still watching everything. He is still in control. If we could trust God, trust that He’s still there to helps us, we could receive good news into our hearts.

Perhaps we can choose to play the angel and speak to others about the good news of God. We can be an ambassador of God’s goodwill, His steadfast love, and His enduring kindness to human beings. When we go before God in prayer and stand close to Him, seeking His guidance, we can see the light slowly come on. We can feel the warmth of His presence. We remember we have good news to share.

Each thing you have to do today is important, but see if you can find a moment to offer good news to someone. Extend a helping hand, offer a prayer, or simply make a connection so they know they are not alone. The world all around you is desperately waiting for something better; they are waiting for good news. You can be their good news angel.

Since you cannot do good to all, you are to pay special regard to those who, by the accidents of time, or place, or circumstances, are brought into closer connection with you.  Saint Augustine