The simplicity of the Gospel often boggles the mind. We are expected to believe something extraordinary – inconceivable – impossible. We delude ourselves into thinking there has to be more to it than just a childlike faith, but the truth is that God in His infinite wisdom laid out His plan for humanity so many years ago – simply.
We were created by Him – we need His divine intervention because we were corrupted by the devil – He loves us so much that He came to us in human flesh to teach, admonish and die for us – He rose from death showing His power over it – He returned to heaven to prepare a perfect place for us to spend eternity with Him.
We aren’t used to such an incomprehensible love in our world. Today, everyone seems to be from Missouri and has to be shown before they believe. I guess that’s why God is God and we aren’t.
Too simple, some might say. There has to be more to the story than that. Isn’t there something we should be doing to speed up the process – to help God along with the work that needs to be done – to work our way into heaven?
It’s not about us. It’s about the omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent Creator of heaven and earth. When human reason gets in the way it gets complicated. We cannot even begin to understand what God has in mind for us. All we can do is believe that He has our best interests at heart. He loves us with a love that is beyond our wildest dreams. He designed us perfectly, but because of man’s desire to be on an even keel with Him, reason got in the way of that perfection.
Let’s forget about reason and just accept as children accept what their father tells them is true. God loves us so much that He put Himself in our place to take our sins to the grave. We can now rejoice in His salvation. Because of that truth, we are set free of the bondage of this world and its ugliness. We have the hope of everlasting life with our Creator. Very simple!