A cheerful look brings joy to the heart and good news gives health to the bones. Proverbs 15:30
How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, “Your God reigns”. Isaiah 52:7
There is a scene in Monty Python and the Holy Grail where the gatherers of dead bodies are going through the villages and collecting those who have died of the plague. One of the ‘dead’ is pick up and he cries out – “I’m not dead yet”.
At this time it can at times feel like that with the news that is in the media – everything is doom and gloom, the current plague – COVID-19 appears to be all consuming and all devouring. However that is not the full story and there are many people who survive, there are many who do not get sick, there is life, the sun still rises and sets, there is actually hope if we take the time to pause and not absorb everything negative that is transmitted to us on the news.
There are actually many things to be thankful for – people are working harder at communicating, be it electronically in the main, there are people out there helping others to recover and heal. There are people undertaking great acts of love and compassion towards others. It takes time to dig up these stories however they are heartwarming and encouraging.
So take a moment to pause and when speaking with someone today, strive to be positive and encouraging to them, you never know how much that may lift their spirits.
Eagles Rest Ministries