“Therefore, my friends, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. Through him everyone who believes is set free from every sin, a justification you were not able to obtain under the law of Moses. Acts 13:38-39
Right here in these two verses is the Good News of the gospel. Thanks to Jesus, we have forgiveness of our sins and freedom from guilt that is available to all who believe in Him. We’ve been given an amazing gift, one we didn’t have to earn, only receive because of a special occasion, or even know that we needed. Because God loved each and every one of us so much, He sent Jesus to live for us and die for us. Even after all of these years of reading the Christmas story and Easter story, I don’t think I will fully ever grasp the concept of God giving up His only son for us. As a mom, I have a hard time understanding giving up my son for anybody or anything. But we have received the greatest gift of all. We have freedom in Christ, freedom from guilt, an unconditional love that will not fail, and guaranteed eternal life. Wow, I don’t think it gets any better than that.
Heavenly Father, we thank You for the greatest gift ever given. We praise You for the Good News of the gospel and pray that You will help us to spread it everywhere we go. Help us not to take all that You have given us for granted and to wake up each day with a thankful attitude, heart, and spirit. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.