News speaks to us from the Internet, television, radio, and other mobile devices. The majority appears to describe what is wrong- crime, terrorism, war, and economic disasters. However, there are times when great news penetrates the darkest hours of sadness and despair- stories of unselfish acts, a medical discovery, or steps toward peace in war scarred places. The words of two men recorded in the Old Testament of the Bible brought hope to people weary of conflict.
While describing God's coming judgment on a ruthless and powerful nation, Nahum said, "Look, there on the mountains, the feet of one who brings great news, who proclaims peace!" (Nahum 1:15) That very news brought hope to all those oppressed by cruelty.
The same similar thing happens in the book of Isaiah: "How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring great news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation" (Isaiah 52:7). Nahum and Isaiah's prophetic words of hope found their fulfillment at the first Christmas when the angel told the shepherds, "Do not be afraid, I bring you great news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord" (Luke 2:10-11).
The most important headline in our lives each and every day is the very best news ever spoken-Christ the Savior is Born!