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BE REFRESHED!

Ears may take up little space on the human body, but they play an important role in life. Sounds have a unique way of focusing on something that might otherwise go unnoticed.

Sirens blare to get our attention, and we look for a vehicle with blinking and flashing lights. Horns honk and warn us to “stay in your own lane” or to keep us from being careless in our driving. Roosters crow to announce a new day. Dogs bark to let us know that someone unusual may be in “our space” or to welcome us home. Sounds play an important role in our lives and without ears, we would miss much that life has to offer.

Another important aspect of our ears, however, is to hear the news. With news being available twenty-four hours a day, every day, we can easily become news-weary. Little changes except for the date and the day. The content of news broadcasts rarely changes, only the location and those who are participating in what is going on.

Solomon had representatives traveling far and wide to expand his commercial empire. Certainly, he was one who had an ear out for “good news.” It was important to him. He wanted to know how he was doing with what he was doing. No doubt the reports he heard were often mixed. But when he received “good news,” it revived his weary soul like a drink of cold water.
However, God’s “good news” in Christ is not only “good news,” but the “best news” everyone needs. It not only refreshes one’s soul, but it also redeems and reconciles that soul to its Creator. And the “good news” of “His news” is that it gives us eternal life.

Prayer: Thank You, Father, for Your Word that brings us the Good News of Your love, mercy, grace, and salvation. May we accept it gladly and share it freely. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture For Today: Proverbs 25:25 Good news from far away is like cold water to the thirsty. 

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