Monday, July 23, 2018

The Simple Things

Do you wonder, as I sometimes do, why it is we have a tendency to make complex even the simplest of things? Is it because we feel wiser if we can debate and dissect an issue to death.? I wonder, too, if that may be the reason it's so hard for some to believe the gospel message. How can the answer to life's deepest mysteries be so simple?

Belief in a "higher power" may not be too hard for most, but the idea that this God sent His Son to die for us because our sin has separated us from Him is a bit difficult to swallow.

To believe Jesus, the perfect Son of God, came to earth as a baby, lived in a sinless life, died on a cross for our sins and rose again to give us the gift of eternal life is far too simple. Surely there must be more to it than that.

True, there is more - so much more. But it really is as simple as that.

"The message of the cross is foolish to those who are headed for destruction! But we who are being saved know it is the very power of God."
I Corinthians 1:18