Power to Save the World

“I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes:  first for the Jew, then for the Gentile.”  Romans 1:16

This year was the thirtieth anniversary of the original Star Wars movie and true Star War fans were out in force this year celebrating.  As this series has made its way to DVD, audiences continue to eagerly view each installment of this drama.  Many go to enjoy the technical aspects of the film.  Yet, I believe that many more are fascinated by the ongoing battle of good versus evil.  People are intrigued with this “force” that is so powerful it can change the way people think and act.  People cheer when the “force” is able to guide individuals to accomplish great things for the good of entire nations and civilizations – even entire galaxies! 🙂

How quickly we forget that we have access to something much more powerful and lasting than any “force” a movie writer could ever come up with.  As Christians, we have available to us a power that can save all of mankind from the ultimate evil.  This power is not as mystical as the “force” and not as flashy as a light sabre.  This power is the gospel, the good news of Jesus Christ. 

Paul tells us something remarkable about this gospel.  He is not ashamed of it.  Paul understood clearly that he had nothing to be ashamed of.  By taking hold of the gospel of Jesus Christ, he had a power that exeeded anything he had known before.  It was something to be proud of.  There was no shame in sharing this glorious gospel with others.  It was because he recognized the gospel was the only power  that could save mankind from thier sin that he would boldly proclaim this gospel at every opportunity that he had.

Have you tapped into this power?  If so, do you live like you know the power to save the world?  May your life share the gospel of Jesus to a world that desperately needs salvation. 

May we not be ashamed.

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