No bad news

"No bad news" Continued...

Issue: "Year in Review 2001," Dec. 29, 2001

Or things might seem to get even worse than they were in 2001. There might be earthquakes, wars, rumors of wars, droughts, and other cataclysmic events. The real Armageddon-not the movie-might get underway. God might bring to an end this whole chapter in human history, and establish His final kingdom. People everywhere will join with angels to sing from Handel's Messiah, that "He shall reign for ever and ever."

Which is to say that for those who have come to trust their future to the God of the Bible, there's no such thing as ultimately bad news. Maybe a "discouraging word" here and there along the way, but no final defeats.

Joel Belz
Joel Belz

Joel, WORLD's founder, writes a regular column for the magazine and contributes commentaries for The World and Everything in It. He is also the author of Consider These Things.

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