My Mom recently reminded me that my Father, (who passed away in 1998), was a news-hound, “though he always found it so depressing”. As much as I miss him, it’s probably best that Dad is seeing today’s headlines from the vantage point of eternity.
I seem to have inherited the news hound from my Father, and then had it supercharged by missions and travel. And just like him, I fall into despair almost every morning by the time I’ve caught up on world events. The creep of darkness seems to grow ever deeper, and few in the media are interested in anything hopeful. So I’ve taken to refreshing myself with the truth of Psalm 2 after my daily dose of the news:
Why do the nations rage, and the peoples imagine a vain thing?
The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers plot together,
against the LORD and against His anointed, saying,
“Let us break their bands in two and cast away their cords”.
He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; the LORD shall mock them.
Then He shall speak in His anger, and trouble them in His wrath.
“Yea, I have set My king on My holy hill, on Zion”.
What a great reminder of Who holds the editorial power of history. Try as they may, the nations haven’t a chance against this King and His determination to write a good ending to this story.