Before I had ever met my husband, he was enlisted in the Air Force. His duties took him all over Europe, including Italy. While he was there, he visited Vatican City, where he purchased this cross made of olive wood.
I used it in this picture alongside the words of James, the brother of Jesus, because the gospel is so simple, most people miss it. Thousands flood to Vatican City every day, hoping to inch closer to Christ by some action on their part, when all along, Jesus did it all. He did not just choose us, He redeemed us, and He rewards our simple, incomplete love with an inheritance among the saints.
And we didn’t do a single thing to deserve it.
That is the gospel. Simple. Profound. Altogether incomprehensible.
As we continue with the story, From Enemy to Heir, I hope you will remember that it is a story about The Story, The Story James encapsulates in a single verse. It is the story of the ravenous love of God toward an undeserving bride.
You are that bride.
Take some time today to be awed by The Story only our Savior could write.
Day 20 of 31 days. Join us tomorrow for Day 21!