Saturday, August 05, 2006

Good News

As some of you know, I work nights (10:30 pm to 7 am) at Maple Leaf Meats LTD. in the Burly town. When today I was driving to work I do not remember the exact date so do not ask please, but it was a couple weeks ago (and I was going to blog about it then but I did not have the time). I thought I would put in a CD that I had not listened to in a long time. It was Something Corporate and the song that made me think was Good News. Here are some of the words from the song:

I wanna read good news good news
I wanna be innocent again
I wanna read good news good news
But nothing good is happening

nothing good is happening
nothing good is happening

I wanna read good news good news
I wanna be a little kid again
I wanna read good news good news
But nothing good is happening
I wanna read good news good news
I wanna go to sleep at night again
I wanna read good news
But nothing good is happening
But nothing good is happening
But nothing good is happenin

As you can see by the words of this song, you can tell what I was thinking. I was thinking about reading good news again. When you read the news papers now, which I do when I am in the washroom at work. Not to much good is being printed. It seems every page you turn it is about kilings, war, death and stuff like. However I do know of a book that does talk about good news, that book is the Bible. It talks about this guy named Jesus we came and died so that we might be able to be in relationship with this thing known as God who created this world and also created us. He did this by dying on cross to give us something known as forgiveness, and because of that we can ask God to forgive us when we have done something wrong, and like the words of this song say: I wanna be innocent again you can be made innocent of the wrong things you have done by asking Jesus to forgive you. I do not know about you but that is an awesome feeling.

Now back to the song it goes on to say:
I wanna read good news good news
But nothing good is happening

nothing good is happening
nothing good is happening

So thing good could be going on in your life you just might not know where to look, because we are blinded by all of other stuff that is going on around us that we miss the good news. Something good could be going on right now just like at the world around us God is always working in it, and His good news is being talked about almost every of world, and people are getting hope from it, people are getting and giving forgive, people are getting back into relationship with God, people are finding their purpose on the plant, people are finding joy, people are becoming alive, and new things are being created and life is happening all around us. I do know about you but that sounds like good news to me, I think reading about that kind of stuff. It would awesome for someone to make a newspaper like that people can buy and read about good news happening around the world.

What is the good news you are going to read today? Maybe you will read about the good news of Jesus Christ. Maybe you will read about forgiveness, and maybe you will start giving and getting forgiveness? Maybe you will read about joy? Maybe you will read about something and find your purpose on this plant? Maybe you will read about something new being created? Or maybe you will create something new?

But remember good news is out there when you look for it. The Bible says that is you look for something you will find. What is the good news you are looking for today?

Thanks
Howden Matt Howden

3 comments:

barrett said...

hey matt
this is barret, one of abbey's friends i coem out once in a while to friday nights, the zoo, ngiht hike. and i liked ur blog today. i mena i like it everyday, but todays was really cool. i liked it more than usual. so nothing special jsut letting you know.
barrett

Abbey said...

MATTY!!!!!
Your blog was awesome bud. sorry i didnt read when isaid i would. but life didnt really give me the chance. but it really is true and thats really all you need. i am 100% with you on that one!
much love
-abbey

Torrin said...

Mr. Howden,

ToBLOGganing again are we? ...Aha ha ha ha ha. Sometimes I crack myself up.

Anyways, cool blog. That is an interesting interpretation of the newspaper. I never really thought of it that way. I read the paper on my break at work (usually just the A section- all I have time for), but it never really occured to me that almost everything in the paper is terrible news.

Maybe you should write the happy paper. Call it something like The Globe and Matt, or The Howden Spectator.

Well, thats all for now. See ya later.

-Torrin

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