“The Joy of Good News” Luke 1:57-66

My name is Zechariah, but people just call me Preacher Zach.  Your pastor read some verses about me earlier and asked me to come today to talk about good news.  Preachers love to tell good news; one of the reasons we get called into this line of work is why and how we have been affected by the story of good news.  And good news stories are all around us.  I know, I know, every time someone hears the word “news,” the usual connotation is bad news.  We hear bad news stories all the time; we think about how our world is in a mess, especially the region of the globe called the Middle East where I lived, and we sometimes lose sight of the good news that is all around us.