50. Love Is

Grace flows down on us in the same way that Niagara Falls would if we were standing right underneath them. At times, this truth seems far from true. My brokenness can feel so big. For that reason, I can easily make grace about me and fixing my problems. But I hold the hope of cure; even though I’m broken, I know the One who brings healing. Even more than that, I have forgiveness of sin and security in death.

That’s more than a lot of people have.

Christianity is not a self-help program. Lived out, it’s all about relationship and sharing this good news about Jesus.

Romans seeks to explain how incredibly amazing it is that Gentiles (anyone who isn’t a Jew by birth) have been invited into the family of God. Then it says,

“How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!'” (Romans 10:14-15)

There are so many people who can accept the good news of Jesus, but they don’t know it’s an option. Or maybe they don’t understand how valuable an inheritance they’ve been offered.

We are to pour ourselves out for their faith. Both Jesus and Paul are great New Testament examples of this. “By this we know what love is: Jesus laid down His life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers.” (1 John 3:16)

This applies in many ways, including a very current situation:

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That is the most extreme circumstance, but we read about such occurrences in the NT just as we see it in the news today.

Why? Because of radical love- because of Jesus.

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