The Gospel is Not Like Dessert
Many of us grew up in families where dessert was this delicious thing you could taste and enjoy only if you ate all your dinner.
We had to earn dessert.
“Eat all of your dinner, every last piece of broccoli, then you can have dessert. If you don’t eat your dinner, no dessert tonight.”
Friends, the gospel is not like childhood desserts!
The gospel is something delicious that you may taste and enjoy right now, for free. You don’t have to do anything first! You don’t have to eat broccoli before you can taste gospel.
Grab your fork, or just use your hands. Dessert is served. Dig in. Forget about the broccoli. There is a gospel feast spread before you. It’s delicious, tasty, free, and unending. Take, and eat. Fill yourself on the good news of Jesus–on who he is, what he has done for you, what he is doing for you, and what he will do for you.
Have your cake. Eat it too. You will never run out. Don’t just “say grace,” eat grace. Enjoy grace.