Today, March 25, we celebrate the Feast of the Annunciation. On this day, the angel announced to Mary that she had been chosen by God to bring the Savior into the world. We call it Annunciation because it is the announcing of the greatest good news mankind has ever heard: the coming of God into the world, and more especially, into our lives, to overcome sin and death for us, to make us sons and daughters of God, heirs of His everlasting Kingdom.
If there is the bad news of a world gone mad, take heart, there is also the good news of One who can restore it to sanity.
If there is the bad news of man’s sin, guilt and anxiety, there is also the good news of a loving Savior who says, “Him that cometh to me I will in no way cast out.”
If there is the bad news of man’s weakness, his inability to achieve his potential, there is also the good news of God’s power.
If there is the bad news of suffering, there is also the good news of a God who loves and cares; a God who comes to be with us in our suffering to strengthen, comfort and support us.
“Fear not, for I am with you, be not dismayed for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, yea, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand” (Is. 41:10).
If there is the bad news of death, there is also the good news of the Resurrected Christ, by His death trampling upon death to grant to those in the tombs everlasting life.
Here indeed is the greatest good news in the world. The world is literally dying for the kind of happiness the good news, the love of God in Christ, has the power to give.
Wishing you and your families a Blessed Feast Day! Today is a happy day! Let us rejoice in this good news!