this Gospel, it's the string my heart holds on to like my life depends on it. because it does.
this Gospel, the true story of a King making a way for me to be clean in order to be in His very presence.
this Gospel, the one that tells me to forgive, because He first forgave me, is strung through every earthly relationship. allowing me to pour out grace on others just as He did for me.
this Gospel makes it possible to bless and not curse, to love the unlovely's because He said father forgive them they know not what they do.
this Gospel that tells me to endure in the fiercest of trials because he endured the lashings, the thorny crown, the humiliation, the sting of the Cross and death - once and for all.
this Gospel that tells me i can submit to my husband just like Jesus submitted to the Father when he asked for the cup to pass from him.
this Gospel that tells me to be patient with my children because God was patient with His children, the Israelites, and especially me.
you see, this Gospel, it's not just the first parts of the New Testament. nor just a spring Sunday called Easter. it's for every minute of every day. every interaction, every relationship, every word spoken, every thought which is thought. all of life.
this Gospel, it's for me. it's for you. all because of the Cross.
this Gospel, this Jesus, He brought forth life from death. He was the sacrifice once and for all. it is finished.
He lives so i can live. the Gospel is my very being. and Easter is for every day.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. John 3:16-17 ESV
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