In his first letter to the Corinthians, Paul tells them that he would like to “remind” them of the Gospel. This seems to me a strange thing to do. Why would a Christian need to be “reminded” of the Gospel? Wouldn’t you have to know the Gospel to be a Christian in the first place? Did they forget the Gospel?
After pondering these questions for a while I came to the conclusion that as Christians, we too, need to be reminded of the Gospel. How dark and cloudy our lives can become when we get distracted from the grace of God and focus on the things of this world. So allow me to remind you of the Gospel today.
You see, God loves you. God loves you now. God is not in love with some future, cleaned-up, as soon as you “get your act together” version of you. He loves you now. Scripture tells us that “while we were still sinners, Christ died for us”. Your sins have been forgiven and you have been washed by the blood of Jesus. You are clean. Completely clean, in Him. There is no sin that God has not forgiven you if you believe in Him. You walk with God in freedom and in peace.
We await the day that Christ will return and make all things new. Creation groans for renewal. We groan for renewal. We look forward in hope as we wait on the Lord.
Dear Lord, We thank you for those in our life that remind us of the Gospel. We thank you for parents, friends, ministers and teachers that aren’t afraid to remind us of what you’ve done for us. May your truth be on our hearts and minds at all times. Amen.