Friday 23rd May 2008

by Brittany

Have you ever been absolutely inspired by the gospel? Ever felt in awe at it, at the very thought of it?

When I think about it—really think about it—I cannot imagine why He chose to save me. All that comes to my mind is “Thank you! Thank you!”

Amazing love; how can it be? that you, my King should die for me…

I’ve been reading such wonderful, edifying books lately: The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom, God’s Smuggler by Brother Andrew, and Through Gates of Splendor and The Savage My Kinsman by Elisabeth Elliot. In each one, I was overcome with the love these people had for the Father. They were truly willing to give all; to spend and be spent in His service that others might know and be reconciled to God. Through Gates of Splendor impacted me the most. Jim Elliot’s expressions of devotion were so moving, and deepened my hunger for a close, intimate relationship with my Savior.

Is there any way to really describe the ache one can feel to know Him, and to walk in His ways; to tell others of His marvelous, unfathomable grace? I can only say…

Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have [free] course, and be glorified, even as [it is] with you: (2 Thessalonians 3:1)

Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God. (2 Corinthians 5:20

May we never, never lose our awe of the miracle of the gospel…

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