The marriage that is in shambles. The family that is riddled with gossip and divide. The person who is overwhelmed with hopelessness. The culture that is passing away. To all our problems, to all our mistakes, to all the evil we see, the gospel is the answer.
When God has you, every part of you, hold on tight. He’s going to take you for a ride. Eric Metaxas, in his biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer entitled, Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy shows us what God can and will do through a person who surrenders his/her will at the feet of the cross. If you have not read this book, I plead with you to do so.
Can I be honest? Growing up in a Christian home is foreign to me. Sure, if you asked my family if we believed in God, we would have said yes. But follow Jesus? That’s something different, of course. But my kids will know what it means to grow up in a Christian home. And while I’m thankful for this (that will be another article), I also wrestle with fear because of this.