At church this week, we sang this song; the words have been ringing in my head ever since.
The Gospel Is All I Have
Tears because this wasn’t just my imagination. It’s reality. He DOES accept me! Amazing grace!
“But God showed His great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. And since we have been made right in God’s sight by the blood of Christ, He will certainly save us from God’s judgment. For since we were restored to friendship with God by the death of His Son while we were still His enemies, we will certainly be delivered from eternal punishment by His life. So now we can rejoice in what our Lord Jesus Christ has done for us in making us friends of God.” (!!!!!!!!!) Romans 5:8-11
Friends of God!
“He saved us, not because of the good things we did, but because of His mercy. He washed away our sins and gave us a new life through the Holy Spirit. He generously poured out the Spirt upon us because of what Jesus Christ our Savior did.” Titus 3:5-6The Gospel is good news because it is a gift of God, not something that must be earned by penance or by self-improvement.
That is such a relief to me.
Oh that our strivings would cease! Oh that we would accept what He is offering to us! Friendship with Him! – not a pretty mask to wear. Real, genuine, relationship with the Creator of Universe!