A Little Good News Today

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Some of you will remember this song from 1983. The times were hard in the Eighties, and are demonstrably darker now. But here’s the thing: you and I are witnesses to the good news Anne Murray is asking to hear. It’s true that many are not interested and don’t even recognize it to be good news. But some will.

The best antidote to the sadness and disappointment the spirit of the age offers is to return to the truth again and again. Thank God that he loved the world so much that he gave his Son that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish, but will have eternal life.

Who can deny that that is more than, A little good news, today?

Lyrics

I rolled out this mornin’ the kids had the mornin’ news show on
Bryant Gumbel was talkin’ ‘bout the fighting in Lebanon
Some senator was squawkin’ ‘bout the bad economy
It’s gonna get worse you see, we need a change in policy

There’s a local paper rolled up in a rubber band
One more sad story’s one more than I can stand
Just once how I’d like to see the headline say
“Not much to print today, can’t find nothin’ bad to say”, because

Nobody robbed a liquor store on the lower part of town
Nobody OD’ed, nobody burned a single buildin’ down
Nobody fired a shot in anger, nobody had to die in vain
We sure could use a little good news today

I’ll come home this evenin’, I’ll bet that the news will be the same
Somebody takes a hostage, somebody steals a plane
How I wanna hear the anchor man talk about a county fair
And how we cleaned up the air, how everybody learned to care
Whoa, tell me

Nobody was assassinated in the whole Third World today
And in the streets of Ireland, all the children had to do was play
And everybody loves everybody in the good old USA
We sure could use a little good news today

Nobody robbed a liquor store on the lower part of town
Nobody OD’ed, nobody burned a single buildin’ down
Nobody fired a shot in anger, nobody had to die in vain
We sure could use a little good news today

Writer(s): Rory Michael Bourke, Tommy Rocco, Charles Frank Black, Thomas Rocco

Originally published at: Comfort for Christians
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