A word from Jerry Winfield, Senior Pastor of Oak Valley Baptist Church in Franklin, TN.


When’s the last time you heard any good news? Actually, there is plenty of good news out there, but there is so much bad news that it seems the good news gets drowned out. When we hear about things like the mass shooting at the synagogue in Pittsburgh, or the continuous bombardment of negative political adds, it’s hard to believe that there is any good news. It seems that all the media, with a few exceptions, focuses on the bad news side of the ledger - killings, robberies, assaults, political corruption, immigration issues, international problems, natural disasters, terrorism, world hunger - it does cause me to ask, “Where’s the good news?”

Well, let me tell you some good news that never changes! Luke 2:10-11 says:

“And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David, A Savior, who is Christ the Lord.”

This good news hasn’t changed in over 2000 years. It is good news that is life giving and life changing. It is good news for anyone and for everyone! So, the next time you are tempted to think that all the news is bad, just remember the news of the angel! Instead of just saying “Merry Christmas” this year, try telling people you have some good news for them- then tell them “Merry Christmas”.

Remember, Jesus is the reason!


Jerry Winfield