When we look at the “news” we are looking at the parts of the story that history will most often forget. Nobody much recalls who was the most popular court celebrity in the days of Caesar Augustus, but everyone celebrates what happened to a Jewish girl on the first Christmas Day. Tiberius made some important decisions, but the bad choices by his procurator, Pontius Pilate, are remembered more.
It is easy to imagine this happening right now, some place, and our missing it for the ephemera of politics, sports, and celebrity.
Right now somewhere in sub-Saharan Africa there is a young woman deciding to follow Jesus. Her testimony will change millions and God will remember her name. We will not read about her tomorrow, but God is at work and history will remember her name.
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