God gave us Jesus… As a gift. He turned away as His only Son breathed His last breath. He sacrificed everything so I could gain everything. When I ponder the fundamental truth of the Gospel, I can’t comprehend that amount of love. I mean seriously. If you and I were on a street and someone stepped out in the night to kill us for money, I might shove you out of the way to save your life. I might take the bullet. But if it was you, me, and one of my kids? I wouldn’t shove him in front of you! No way! But that’s what God did. He shoved Jesus in front of me to take the bullet meant for me! How do I even begin to thank God for my life? Seven years in and I still have to pinch myself to make sure I’m not dreaming! What can I give up for my Jesus this year? I’m giving up the American dream to pursue a heavenly dream by serving the poor in west Africa with Mercy Ships for at least two years. I’ll pay them to do my job. I’ll be thrilled to do it. And yet, it’ll be such a small thing considering what Jesus has done for me.
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