The good news we are meant to share is that God loves us and is looking out for us no matter what, and that nothing we do, even killing His Son, could ever drive Him from our side!
A message that God is love and
nothing else, love and nothing BUT love! And that He's got us all in
His hand and is bringing us safely through everything, that everything
really will turn out fine for all the whole universe!
Sometimes people make it all
about how bad we are and how angry God is, all about sin and payment and
wrath, when really it's all about LOVE. Love only sees the best, only sees us as pure little children! Love bears all things we could possibly do, Love believes in us no matter what, Love endures to the end of all our misguided acts, and Love never fails us! Love loves us when we can't love ourselves and keeps on saying that we are innocent and 'don't know what we're doing' no matter what we do! Wow!
His mind just isn't on sin or punishment at
all, is it? For He has never seen us as anything but innocent! Love just doesn't see or think or dwell on sin - Love thinks no evil! Love thinks no evil of US! Love thinks only good and beautiful thoughts of us, thoughts of compassion and care, thoughts of blessing and peace, thoughts of giving us the future we hope for..Love thinks of us as "my beloved children, in whom I am well-pleased!"
And He would never harm us..He would
never hurt or wound His dear little children..That is the
FARTHEST thing from the mind of a good father; on the contrary, a good
father is wanting to PROTECT his child at all costs!
The good news
isn't God is going to get you if you don't shape up but that Daddy will
never 'get' you, that He is instead always protecting you and will never let
anything fatally, eternally, happen to you to damage you in any way!
Daddy will protect us, save us, rescue us from
whatever mess happens..
I feel I can hear Him saying to us, like the best father would (and of course, He IS the best!): "Don't worry, little one...I'm holding you, I'm protecting you..I will always be there for you, I will always save you.."
This is, to me, the message of the gospel, the good news of great joy which is for all people, the message of peace from God towards all on earth, and of God's good will toward mankind!
"I WILL ALWAYS SAVE YOU!"
He's got us in His arms and won't let us