There are a few reasons why I love the Gospel of Christ:
It reveals that Jesus is specialized in special needs: saving the last, the least, the weakest, the most wicked of man, chief sinners, His love is conditional on the needs and the lack of spirituality and recognizing the corrupted nature of human flesh - that no one is good except Jesus. We live in a present age where technology seems to be terrible at handlng exceptions, which contrast to how much God our Father is capable of salvation. This sets the stage for greatest opposition from the world, determining who God should grant mercy to and who He should judge. The Gospel is the appalling truth that even the most unworthy of all man stands a greater chance of receiving salvation than one who still has some goodness found in them.
This levels the pyramid to a field entirely, from the richest to the poorest, the greatest to the least, from wisest to the greatest fool, all having a privilege of receiving the gospel but to different degrees. And so, it's not by merits, for if salvation is by democracy and human merits, then God's grace and mercy can be used for every purpose of our will, in which we often do. More appalling, this salvation promises that sufferring and persecution should come so that it may build us up, bring us closer to the walk of Jesus through mockery and humiliation from others, possibly from your own brethren and even the world. It is a gospel that has be shunned even in my local churches, because we are unequally yoked with the world, just as darkness creeps in when light becomes dim. The gospel of truth is not for everyone, yet it is for everyone, but not everyone would qualify for this gospel. And it is this gospel that I love.
We are called salt and light of the earth, yet we too are sheeps that are sent among wolves. It is the believers who have hope admist facing death each day, because Christ Himself suffered and endured unto death, so we are body of Christ, reckoned unto death each day. Groaning for the day of our redemption, loving what is good but inexplicably still doing by our faults, sowing and reaping the sinful nature of our own flesh. My cry each day is, "how long oh Lord, till I can come to serve in your house?" I made a terrible decision at the start of the year to find a job and work for the world, and till now I really hate the idea of being a servant to the economy. I should be trusting the Lord with all my life, because it was by His life that I gain my life. This indeed is my sorrow, but a greater sorrow has found me, because young adults of my age in church feel it's ok to serve both God and to work in the world.
Sometimes I asked God, why appear to Moses after such a long period of time after he ran away Egypt to be an exile? And then call him to go back to Egypt to deliver His people? At that time, Moses was actually strong willed and had love for his people didn't he? He intervened and killed one of the Egyptians who almost tortured his own brethren unto death, and God could have stopped him from leaving Egypt midway and empower Moses to deliver his people from Egypt. Moses must also have been in great unbelief when God fearing Egyptian women, of whom was brought up under care, but nursed by his own mother to reveal that the people who are slaves, are his own hebrew brethren. This is exactly how I feel. What's wrong with being strongheaded anyways? Well, it is a character of great hindrance for his purpose because God wants all the glory. Strongheaded was Pharaoh at that time, and so it was suppose to be a contest between God Himself and Pharaoh god, not Moses and the "I Am". In fact, it's really amazing because God said to Moses, "I will make you appear as God to Pharaoh". When our Father work on His children with patience, it is the molding of character, usually to meekness not strongheaded boldness. That's when the Holy Spirit comes and then faith and boldness is found, otherwise, it is just meekness and submission, even unto the governors and authorities of the world (e.g. Daniel). When I recount these stories back to myself, I found joy again, and of course, sorrow when I can't share these treasures with the church, but I thank God for this blog platform where I can share my heart out, and I really did :')
When the water of the word comes, we are like treasure hidden in jars of clay,... "We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus' sake, so that his life may also be revealed in our mortal body. So then, death is at work in us, but life is at work in you. It is written: "I believed; therefore I have spoken." Since we have that same spirit of faith, we also believe and therefore speak, because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus from the dead will also raise us with Jesus and present us with you to himself. All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God. Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal." (2 Corinthians 4)
To God be the all glory and honour and power forever and ever, Amen!