When I turn on my television it appears that a growing segment of the news is spent on the harsh rhetoric, terroristic violence and increasingly common large scale natural disasters. In times like these, I am glad we have a Savior which is Christ our Lord. The Bible tells us in Psalms 112:6-8 “Surely the righteous will never be shaken; they will be remembered forever. They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord.” Today as always, God calls us to a higher level of awareness. Isaiah 26:3 “You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast because they trust in you.” The screaming headlines of today do not warrant fear, but prayerful action. I am called by faith in Christ to put his love in action. John 13:34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” God loves us, blesses us and sustains us with his love. He is the one who took God’s wrath against our sins upon himself and brought us into fellowship with God and he is the forgiveness for our sins— not only ours but all the world’s. Be encouraged!