Wednesday, June 4, 2014
As a child of the Most High God, do you fully understand the scope of the story you have been engrafted into? Many people don’t. Let’s take a look.
- In the beginning everything was good.
- In the Garden of Eden everything went bad. Sin, Satan, and death took center stage.
- In that same Garden, God promised to send us a Redeemer.
For centuries, all creation longed for this promised Redeemer who would come and take everything bad and make it good. This Redeemer finally came in the person of Jesus Christ. During His brief stay on earth, He healed the sick, gave sight to the blind, made the lame walk, raised the dead to life, and preached the Gospel to everyone around Him. Then He did what only He could do: He went to the cross to take the place of sinners—sinners like you and me—and pay the penalty for all their sins in full. He lived the life that sinners can never live and died the death sinners should have died.
And if that isn’t amazing enough, it got even better on the third day, when a dead man got up and walked out of His grave. Christ’s resurrection is God’s stamp of approval on His sinless life and sacrificial death. Jesus has achieved victory over sin, Satan, and death itself. And before He ascended into heaven to sit at the right hand of God the Father, He commissioned His disciples to take His Good News and preach it to every creature, both near and far. And this, beloved, is a glimpse of the scope of the greatest story ever told, a story that has been given to those who have trusted in Jesus as Lord and Savior.
His calling gives our lives purpose, meaning, and significance. We have been given the great privilege to be His ambassadors in this world; we are called to share His Word and teach His truth.
So . . . is the life you are living right now reflective of your understanding the scope of His story? We have been given the words of eternal life to share with all those with whom we come in contact. We have been given the authority to speak these words into the lives of others. And we have been given the promise that God’s Word will not return to Him empty, but it will accomplish what He desires and achieve the purpose for which He sent it. (Isaiah 55:11).
The scope of His story is absolutely spectacular! As we preach the good news of our grave-conquering King who promises eternal life to all those who believe in Him by faith, we can be confident that He will accomplish His perfect purpose: to graft others into the scope of His glorious story of amazing grace.
This is the Gospel. This is grace for your race. NEVER FORGET THAT . . . AMEN!