Alexa, What’s News?

Every morning as I’m making my first cup of coffee, I call over to our Echo device on the kitchen counter and ask, “Alexa, what’s news?”  Immediately I begin to hear the latest events happening around the world.

When I first press the button on my iPhone in the morning, I can see a listing of the “Top Stories.”  Generally, the headlines are like these:

  • “…U.S. Needs a Government Shutdown”
  • “Mother Of All Bombs (MOAB) Dropped on Afghanistan”
  • “FBI Translator Goes Rogue, Marries ISIS Terrorist”
  • “Woman Found Dead Inside Home”
  • “Abused Infant Dies”

I just did a search of headline news.  There are very few uplifting, positive, stories.

Imagine if, after asking, “Alexa, what’s news?,” we would hear a story like this…

Dead Man Rises

Local sources say that the man put to death by Roman authorities has risen from the dead, despite hanging on a cross for hours, having his side pierced, and being pronounced dead.  Witnesses claim that the man appeared to them outside the grave-site, along Emmaus Road, and among a gathering of his closest friends.

The man, called Jesus, the Christ, surprised them at each appearance.  No one expected anything like this to happen, even though it was proclaimed in the Scriptures. Jesus reminded them what the Scriptures said, “…the Christ is to suffer and to rise from the dead on the third day and that repentance and forgiveness of sins is to be proclaimed in his name to all nations.”  After quoting scripture, He told them, “And see, I am sending upon you what my Father promised…” (Luke 24:45-49)

Forgiveness of sins proclaimed to everyone.  Wow!  Thanks, Alexa, for sharing some good news for a change!

Peace and blessings to each of you,

Pastor Tenny

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