The word gospel means “good news.” The gospel message is not advice about what we should do, but news about what has been done for us. The headlines read, “God has come into the world to rescue sinners.” The subtitle reads, “Believe! The King is here, and he has brought his kingdom! Turn to him!”
On the cross Jesus took His hands off of His own life for you. Now he is calling you to take your hands off of your life for Him. He is saying to us, I have lived for you, now I want you to live for me. It’s not that our life will be easier, it might even be harder, but He promises us that He is worth it. This gift He has given us is not meant to make us respond out of guilt but is meant to make us fully alive, responding with joy and gratitude. Run to him! Put your faith, hope, and love in Him; and He will give you the desires of your heart.