Yesterday I posted about Billy Graham and his call to America to look at the cross and repent and follow Christ. It was a beautiful video presentation of the Gospel on the ground, personal testimonies from two Christian artists. Check out yesterday’s post if you’d like.
Surprisingly, I had strong negative response to this post and feedback about other posts also being slanted or offensive in some way. When we present the Gospel in a public way, we will always offend someone. What surprised me was that this offense was taken by professing believers.
If there is one thing we can unite around, it’s Christ and His Gospel. I’ve posted a picture of my son today as my own reminder that our faith in many respects must be child-like. Jackson comes to me with joyful expectation of finding me to be loving and gracious to him. God presents the same opportunity to us as His children THROUGH the Gospel of Christ’s death for us.
“My heart recoils within Me; My compassion grows warm and tender.”
Hosea 11 speaks of God’s people rebelling and then being welcomed in with God’s grace to a faithful following and enjoying of their God.
“I will not execute My burning anger… for I am God and not a man, the Holy One in your midst, and I will not come in wrath. They shall go after the LORD; He will roar like a lion; when He roars, His children shall come trembling from the west…”
May we be far from offended and nearer and entering into embracing of this Grounded Gospel. This story of Christ is REAL and it has intersected us at our points of no return. We all like dumb sheep were headed off each of our own cliffs of death, and Christ entered our stories with His story of death in our place.
May we embrace this Gospel on the Ground and submit ourselves to our Awesome God with all that we are, unashamed of our God and fully surrendered to Him.
Celebrating Jesus Christ with you, as my siblings in the Lord.