It’s a sad fact that some believers are ashamed of the gospel. Some have dimmed their lights. Some veer away from the topic of repentance. In doing so, they soften the salvation message and the price that was paid on the cross.
Sometimes the truth is a bit hard to swallow when I know that my sin comes with a cost. But the fact is that the good news of the gospel is beautiful thing, that should and must be shared far and wide. This world needs to know the salvation message, and the joy that comes with serving the Lord.
I’m reminded of a little youth group I held at my home about 25 years ago. At that time, nearly every kid on the block came to our house on Wednesday nights for a Veggie Tale movie, a snack, and a talk about Jesus. One particular October night as everything was winding down for the evening, a bunch of the kids got to talking about what they were going to wear for Halloween.
One of the younger boys in the group, who was about 5-years-old at the time, said, “We don’t go out for Halloween, our family doesn’t do that.”
“Why?” they asked, “Why don’t you do that?”
“Because we’re different!” He said. His answer was simple, unashamed, and full of joy.
It got me thinking, why don’t we have that attitude as children do–to not only be happy, but to be thrilled by the fact that we’re different?
We’re different, you and I. We were created for a purpose. And as believers, we do things a different way.
Let’s embrace that. Let’s be different. Let’s share the good news of the gospel with joy.
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Darlene Schacht and her husband Michael live in Manitoba Canada where the summers are beautiful and the winters are cold. Together they’ve come to learn that relationships aren’t always easy, but that marriage, the way God intended it to be, is a treasure worth fighting for.
She began her publishing journey about twelve years ago when she pioneered one of the first online magazines for Christian women, known at the time as “Christian Women Online Magazine.” After three years, Darlene left CWO to blog as a solo author at Time-Warp Wife Ministries.
It was also during this transition that she worked alongside actress Candace Cameron Bure to write the NYT Best-Selling book, Reshaping it All: Motivation for Spiritual and Physical Fitness. Reshaping it All was the winner of both the 2011 USA Best Book Awards and the 2012 Christian Reading Retailers Choice Awards.
Author of more than 15 books, Darlene continues to write and to minister to her readers through her blog at TimeWarpWife.com.
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