I am linking up for the Five Minute Friday. The FMF is hosted by Kate Motaung on her blog Heading Home. Today’s prompt is “news”!
I have a degree in communications with an English minor and an emphasis in Journalism. During my internship in college, I realized I loved doing feature stories but very much disliked doing the hard news stories. I would much rather get to know a person than write about the latest happenings. In realizing this, I also realized that perhaps God was calling me to somewhere else and led me straight to seminary.
Even to this day, I love watching and reading the feel good stories, but dislike the usual news. In fact, most days I don’t even pick up a newspaper or watch the latest news cast because of the ugly stuff that is happening in our world; murders, war, fighting, etc. It seems like the news is always full of such hatred and horrible things happening in our world.
I would much rather hear the good news of a friend’s book being published or a book contract signed or friends finalizing their adoption. On Thursday nights, I would much rather turn to my Twitter feed where I will find fun and funny news. Tonight our topics ranged from where do you go to write and what is your beverage of choice to food to LuLaRoe leggings. This is the news that puts a smile on my face. This is the news that reminds me that all is not lost or horrible in this world.
The truth though, my friends, is that the ultimate truth is found in the good book; in the good news of Jesus Christ who came into the world for each and every one of us. This Good News brings promises of hope and peace and love and grace. This Good News reminds us that this is the news that has the ultimate say over everything that is happening in our world. This Good News is the news that I want to cling to each and every day!