One time I had this idea that I should start a fortune cookie company. All the fortunes would preach the gospel. I can’t tell you how much it would make me smile to crack open a cookie and find
You are a child of God.
Believe that he died for you, and you will grow in your ability to authentically care for the people you love.
You are more sinful than you know, but he’s already died for it.
The king of kings has called you his own.
In Christ you are more than a conqueror.
Listen, the Holy Spirit is speaking to you.
I am a gospel fiend. I can’t get enough.
When my boyfriend tells me about something that he’s struggling with, I often ask, Why is the gospel good news in that situation? By now he knows I am not just quizzing him. Well, I do want to offer as much practice as possible for him and everyone in articulating why the gospel is always good news in every corner of our lives, but more than anything else, I just want to hear it again.
Tell me, again, again, again, and again, what did Jesus do? Really? Wow. My heart changes a little every time I hear it. It’s like the love that I always knew was surrounding me, just feels a little thicker, tastes a little sweeter, looks more glorious, and I sink in a little deeper every time someone tells me the truth.