Simplicity


It seems to me, everything in life is getting more complicated every day. Where we used to order a cup of coffee, we now order a mocha chai double shot half-calf latte with whip. Where we used to just send a letter, now we email, facebook, text and tweet. And where we used to understand the simplicity of salvation through grace, we often get caught fighting over minute theological intricacies.

Don’t get me wrong, theology is paramount in understanding what it is we believe and keeping us on track spiritually, but is it possible we’ve moved a little too far from the child-like faith we were called to have?

Romans 10:9 tells us “If you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved,” (NIV). That’s it, pretty straightforward. Confess and believe.

The song “True Love” by Phil Wickham reminds me of that simplicity, that Jesus came to earth, died, was buried and rose again to save us. That’s the gift of salvation; it really is that simple.

The chorus says:

The earth was shaking in the dark

All creation felt the Father’s broken heart

Tears were filling Heaven’s eyes

The day that true love died, the day that true love died.

 

It’s a powerful reminder as we go throughout the day that Jesus loved us so much he chose to lay down his life for us. Plain and simple.

 – Briana B

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