Friday, June 10, 2011

Five Minute Friday: Backwards






Backwards.

What comes to mind is the Gospel. It's backwards. It goes against every human tendancy. The tendancy to work. To achieve. To find significance and worth in what we do.

But the Gospel is backwards. The Gospel tells us our works are as good as filthy rags. The Gospel tells us we CANNOT when the world says, WE CAN.

We cannot make ourselves right with the Lord through what we do. Our best efforts leave us short. Our best efforts don't bring us a "promotion" in heaven or in our standing before the Lord. The Gospel does.

The Gospel says you can't do it. But He can. The Gospel says you are a failure. But He will make you a success. The Gospel says we are hopeless but He will be our Hope.

The Gospel is backwards because it's not about us. It's about Christ. It's about Him doing what we can't nor ever will be able to do even on our best days.

The Gospel says, you need rescued, and I've got THE RESCUER to do it.

Thank you Jesus.

7 comments:

The Farmer Files said...

Thank you Jesus, indeed.

dearabbyleigh.com said...

thanks for stopping by my 5minutefriday post! i love that your heart goes to the gospel right away. i'll definitely be thinking about the backwardness of it all for a while now!

abbyleigh

hannah said...

the backwards kingdom is definitely one worth serving in!

LB said...

hey, I love this post. Derek Webb wrote a song about this concept--something like seeing the world upside down, or something. Anyway, it's so true that the gospel is so backwards to how we think!!!

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Courtney said...

amen & amen!

Mary said...

Love it. Our God is amazing!