Above ALL else I am thankful for the gospel of Jesus Christ. The mind blowing truth that we are all sinners who have disgraced and offended a holy and perfect God, BUT GOD in his infinite mercy, good and loving plan sent His only son Jesus to come to earth- to live a perfect sinless life that we could never live and die a gruesome death that we deserve – in our place, for our sake. Jesus did this to bring us back to God, for His ultimate glory! There is nothing we could ever do to be good enough, it is Jesus’ blood alone that paid our ransom and because of this, when we know Jesus the Holy Spirit enters our hearts and changes us, drawing us closer to the cross and more like Jesus. And not only that, but we are promised to live eternally worshipping this great King! Praise God!! The gospel is just that – Good news! It is the best gift of all, the most life changing truth we could ever know.
“But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
“For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive with the Spirit.“
1 Peter 3:18
“And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience- among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind and were by nature children of wrath like the rest of mankind. BUT GOD, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ– by grace you have been saved.”