Do We Need To Know All That?



Shootings, hurricanes, shipwrecks, murders, plane crashes, kidnappings, bombings—you name it. Every day now, by the hour, somewhere in the country and around the world a tragedy occurs. And guess what? The clarion call of misery wishes to share the "Breaking News" news with you.

   Of course, you need to be informed. The ministers of despair are immediately on the scene, weeping and anguishing with all the despondent. Of course, it's all with "Our thoughts and prayers are with them." Trucks and cameras and lights, bringing you all the grisly vital information. Just as surely, we must make rational sense of the unconscionable atrocities of evil. Please. Really? Last time I read my Bible it was clear, Satan is the God of this world, and his desire is (and has been for eons) to steal, to kill and to destroy. He's very good at his job. His end, however, is imminent; his war propaganda is not worth consuming. He is doomed.

   Do we really need to know every evil event which happens throughout the world? Daily? We don't think so. Not even a smidgen of it.  Honestly—we know it's hurtful, especially when it's close by, especially if it's  someone you know. Yet, most of the time it's some evil that you would never have heard about before the internet and certainly not before the invention of television. As a matter of fact—99% of the news has absolutely nothing to do with you or me.

The God of this world wants to keep the focus on him and off of God. He remains camouflaged—adept at blaming the evil on God. Are we not better served by not paying to much attention to the interminable evil of this world?

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. (Matt 5:19)

Perhaps it would do our souls better to focus on the "Good News," the Gospel of Peace.

For he is coming back as Lord of Lords and King of Kings! There will be a new heaven and a new earth, wherein will dwell only righteousness.

Anthony Barbera