When one reads the morning internet news there is tragedy upon tragedy. Natural disasters, mass killings, war, and much more.This is all part of the spiritual battle we face in our fallen and sinful world. On top of this is the moral degradation that is so prevalent, and the persecution and mockery of Christians in many places. Where is the good news? It really is there, and we hold to it in the midst of all that is happening in this broken world. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is the Good News that ultimately gives victory over all things. It is our rock and our hope. In Him we have strength for today and great hope for all that is ahead, and ahead for us is everlasting life with Christ. We also have the promise that a time will come when, “at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”(Philippians 2:10-11) We can’t ignore the tragedies around us. We do all we can to help. We pray earnestly for the people involved, but above all we never let go of our hope and strength in Jesus Christ.