What would heaven’s headlines say?
Today’s U.S. headlines warn of fiscal cliffs, rising taxes, and dangerous volatility in the Middle East. These situations deserve our attention, but are they of eternal importance? Maybe; maybe not.
Many “big” headlines of 2012 will be forgotten by 2013. However, there are small stories happening all over the earth that might ultimately be more influential.
Consider what people in first century Jerusalem might have been concerned about. Politics, the economy, and conflicts, all the usual stuff of headlines, were probably on their minds. Meanwhile, the biggest story in all of human history was happening in Bethlehem. Maybe there was some buzz about a bright star and reports of angels, but I suspect it didn’t get much serious coverage.
Just for fun, let’s imagine what “The Jerusalem Journal” headlines might have been in the weeks before Jesus’s birth. Work with me here…
Heaven’s perspective on the “news” is very different from ours.
As we approach Christmas in 2012, what do you think our fictional Heavenly Herald might say about current events on the earth? Do you see any small stories of potentially large and/or eternal impact?
“As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:9