Each Friday, a local news show features a segment called, “What’s your good news?” People of all ages share in a few sentences what they are celebrating. Sometimes, though, an interviewee struggles to find something to celebrate.
Recently, I was in a similar position. War in the Middle East, contentious American politics, and the violent death of a teen in my area preoccupied my thoughts. I wondered if there was good news to be found anywhere. I needed a bridge between the circumstances of the day and recognizing good news in my life.
Psalm 107: 1 says, “Give thanks to the lord for He is good; His faithful love endures forever.” Then the psalmist recounted Israel’s history. God rescued His people time after time. He led them from slavery in Egypt. God fed them in the wilderness. He bolstered their failing spirits. God liberated them from the punishment they deserved for living against His plan.
I followed the psalmist’s example and recounted God’s faithful acts in my history—and then I offered Him thanks. Thanksgiving was the bridge I needed to see my best Good News: Jesus.
Challenge: Review God’s loving acts in your life and share them with a friend.
Claudean Boatman lives with her husband in northern Colorado. They walk to worship in their local church and serve in prayer, safety, and missions ministries. She earned a Master of Theological Studies from Gateway Seminary, Rocky Mountain Campus (Denver area), in 2023.