This past Spring, I fell in love with this verse: “You know the contents of the message which He sent to Israel, announcing the good news (Gospel) of peace by Jesus Christ, Who is Lord of all—” (Acts 10:36, AMP). The Gospel is peace with God.
It feels like the word Gospel gets a bit overused these days. People like to use it as an adjective: gospel ministry, gospel music, gospel church, gospel project, gospel living…don’t get me wrong, I love the Gospel, but if we over-use or misuse a term, it can begin to lose it’s meaning. So when I read Acts 10:36, it resonated with me. It simplified AND enriched the meaning of the word gospel for me at the same time.
Abundant life here on Earth means fullness of joy, a sense of security in the face of difficulties, redemption of relationships and fulfillment of purpose—all of this is impossible when we are not at peace with God.
Truth: If we don’t have peace with God, nothing else matters.
Do you have peace with God? If you don’t, please email me. I would LOVE to talk with you about this!