Introduce kids to the Savior of sinners. This is a series of audio podcasts for kids who want to meet with Jesus by using Meeting with Jesus: A Bible Reading Plan for Kids (RHB). Listen to previous episodes here.

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We are surrounded by bad and sad news today. The Coronavirus hasn’t just killed many people, it’s also cost many people their jobs, it’s stopped school and church, and it’s upset the plans of many people. The result of all this bad and sad news?

  • We get depressed
  • We get worried
  • We get hopeless

That’s why we have to surround ourselves with good news and we can do that using Luke 2:8-14. There we find shepherds watching their flock in a field near Bethlehem when an angel appeared to them and the glory of the Lord shone all around them (8-9). Although they were initially afraid, the angel told them “Fear not, behold I bring you good news of great joy for all the people.”

  • The good news gives great joy (10): Unlike most news, this makes us glad not sad.
  • The good news is for great numbers (10): Not just good news for a few but for all people.
  • The good news is a great king (11): This is no ordinary baby but the Savior of sinners, Christ the Lord.
  • The good news is a great surprise (12): Instead of finding him in a palace, they would find him in a stable in a feeding trough, telling the shepherds this was a king for them as well as for the high and mighty.
  • The good news starts a great choir (13-14): When this news was announced, the angels in heaven couldn’t hold back any longer and burst into song.

“And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!”

Here’s a remedy to the bad and sad news that’s surrounding us. The good news can give us joy, peace, and hope even in the middle of sad and bad news.

Listen to this episode on Living the Bible podcast. You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and Spotify.