I took a Quick look at Earth News this morning.There should be something good going on right? Latest Hurricanes tracks bad.Latest earthquake charts bad. Lastest sunspots and CME's bad. Wildfires update bad.Volcanic activity updates bad.Worldwide flooding bad. That was just a quick look at earth news. The phrase, Good news for modern man, came to mind.I remember that from the 70's. What was the good news for modern man?It was a new version of the New Testament that was written in everyday language that an ordinary person could understand. I think I still have a copy of it somewhere. In today's world where all the news seems to be bad and getting worse Jesus Christ is still the good news for all of the mankind. I'm reminded of an old hymn I Look to Thee in Every Need written by Samuel Longfellow in 1864.
I look to thee in every need
and never look in vain;
I feel thy strong and tender love,
and all is well again.
the thought of Thee is mightier far
than sin and pain and sorrow are.
Discouraged in the work of life,
disheartened by its load,
Shamed by its failures or its fears,
I sink beside the road.
But let me only think of thee
and then new heart springs up in me.
Thy calmness bends serene above,
my restlessness to still;
Around me flows thy quickening life,
to nerve, my faltering will.
thy presence fills my solitude,
thy providence turns all to good.
Embosomed deep in thy dear love,
held in thy law, I stand;
thy hand in all things I behold,
and all things in thy hand.
thou leadest me by unsought ways,
and turn my mourning into praise.