Monday, December 24, 2012

The Actual News

Alma 13:25

"And now we only wait to hear the joyful news declared unto us by the mouth of angels, of his coming; for the time cometh, we know not how soon. Would to God that it might be in my day; but let it be sooner or later, in it I will rejoice"

Joyful news.  I have yet to see much or any of that on the current day "news" stations or outlets.  I sometimes watch or read about local and broader events, but rarely find joy in it or find it edifying.  The joyful news I'm interested in is hard to come by from those kinds of sources.  

News is a "coincidental acronym" for North East West and South. We often miss the connection between that word and the four cardinal directions representing the earth.  Although the origin of the word is a matter of debate by etymologists I wonder if the word news has it origins in the Gospel, and the "good news" and "glad tidings" intended for all four corners of the Earth.  That's the actual news that matters.

Unfortunately the need and desire for humans to know of the events and goings on in other places can become merely a lucrative business.  Fear can be employed, along with emotionally charged headlines and endless debate.  Things can get twisted, left out, and other agendas sometimes distort the truth to draw in a bigger audience.  USA Today will report things very differently than say a Prophet of God relating a vision of the same events or time period.  Where you get your news is important.

The real news hopefully can still be what the Lord is doing in the north east west and south. That "news" is based on faith, the opposite of fear.  However to get the best quality news I think you have  to go to the scriptures and not major news outlets.  On that note, I think Isaiah is one of the the best news anchors the world has seen.

Isaiah 9:6 "For unto us a child born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace."

May we not miss this evenings news.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks to the commenter who pointed out the typo with the scripture reference. The reference has been corrected.