Tuesday, January 22, 2008

the gospel

I truly believe that the gospel changed my life more than anything else in life has the power to do. I also believe that I do not share it enough. It has recently come to my attention that I am not sharing it enough on one of the easiest places to share it... this blog.

There are countless ways passages that could be referenced when bringing up the gospel. The one I have been drawn to lately is John 1:

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was God, and the Word was with God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not anything that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in darkness and the darkenss has not overcome it... And the word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.

I think I like this passage because of the way it explains Jesus... "the Word." From this passage, we know that Jesus was not an afterthought. God did not create him after seeing the depravity of man. Jesus was in the beginning. Jesus was with God. Jesus was and is the gospel.

I cannot claim to logically understand every doctrine and theory that the bible proclaims. The one thing I can explain is the way in which this gospel has changed me. How it has made a profound impact on my life. No logic has made more sense. No pain has been able to drown it. No pleasure has ever brought more joy. No emotion has made me feel more deeply. If ever something changes any of this, I will let you know. Don't hold your breath.

(Also, LC would love to draw a bridge diagram for you if interested.)

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