What makes the ‘Good News’ so good?

July 6, 2021 by Dr. Jack Graham

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

–Romans 6:23

I have a friend who, not long ago, went to the doctor with a suspicious lesion on his skin. So the doctor wanted to take it off and do a biopsy. After the procedure, the doctor told my friend, “There’s a chance this could be cancer.”

My friend was distraught. And for a couple of days, he waited anxiously for the news on whether or not the spot was cancer. So you can imagine the relief he felt when the doctor called and told him, “I have good news. It’s not cancer!”

Now, if my friend had never gone to the doctor with a suspicious spot, and someone had come up to him on the street and said, “You don’t have cancer,” that news wouldn’t have been as much as a relief. But it was the possibility of bad news – the chance of cancer – that made the good news so good.

In the spiritual life, the possibility of bad news is very real. For those who don’t know Christ, an endless existence apart from God awaits. But the good news is that if we respond in faith to Jesus’ work for us on the cross, we have an eternity with Him. Praise God for this Good News!

THE GOOD NEWS OF THE GOSPEL IS THAT IT SAVES US FROM AN ETERNITY APART FROM GOD. THANK GOD TODAY FOR THAT GREAT NEWS.

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