If you are a Metro reader then hopefully you caught their “happy Edition” published on December 23rd.
Across Canada, all seven editions of the Metro committed to publish only positive news, at least for that day.
Cathrin Bradbury, Metro’s Editor-in-Chief, introduced the edition with a brief editorial, speaking of hope and optimism, a sentiment that seemed particularly fitting for the edition before Christmas.
And so, in the Halifax Metro we read about the donor who donated 16 new bicycles to the Salvation Army for Christmas and the top children’s names last year in Nova Scotia, (William and Olivia if you are interested). Internationally they covered the story of how Bana Alabed, the seven-year-old girl who has been tweeting from eastern Aleppo, has been safely evacuated to Turkey. And piles of other “good news”.
And while I understand that we can’t hide from all bad news, sometimes it’s nice to take a break. And as Christians we need to remember the promise of the Angel, “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people.”
Regardless of what we read in the paper, watch on television or see online, the reality is that in Jesus we have good news that will bring great joy to all people.
Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.