Tuesday, Apr. 12
“Our gospel is a person.”—Charles Spurgeon. Obviously, he is referring to Christ. There is no part of the gospel message that is not centered on Christ. He left His position in heaven to come to earth in the form of a man. That alone is almost beyond comprehension. He became the sacrifice for sin by dying in our stead on the cross. He was separated from the Father for an agonizing moment on the cross. He is our mediator, guaranteeing access to God. He is our High Priest, forever making intercession on our behalf. We are united with Him. He lives in us. We are joint heirs with Him, inheriting all that pertains to heaven and eternal bliss. We are part of the family of God because of Him. He is the giver of spiritual gifts that enable us be like Him. He has chosen us to share in His work of redeeming the lost. He has sent the Holy Spirit to comfort, guide, and empower us. He is preparing a place for us because He loves us and wants us to be with Him forever. Spurgeon is right. Our gospel is a person. He deserves all the love, worship and adoration that we can give Him.