John 3:16 – For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son that whoever believes in Him, should not perish but have eternal life. (NKJV)
I have written fourteen cookbooks, but my favourite recipes are the still simplest ones, and I like to share them with my friends. The best peanut butter cookies are made with a cup of sugar, a cup of peanut butter, and an egg. A can of chick peas, drained, rinsed, and tossed with some salsa makes a tasty side dish. Pour a can of spaghetti sauce over an onion and some skinless chicken in the crock pot for great Chicken Cacciatore.
The best things in life are simple, aren't they? A baby's smile, a robin's call, a spider's web. Simple, yet unique.
No matter what Bible version I read, there is the same simple, unique Gospel. Jesus is the Son of God who died on the cross to pay the price for my sin. He rose from the dead, and He is alive right now, offering me eternal life. All I have to do is ask Him to forgive me and to come into my life. He will.
Prayer: Lord, how much easier could it be? You loved us so much that You sacrificed Your own Son for us. Forgive us when we make Your truth complicated. Help us to share Your recipe for Jesus, in the simple way You gave it! Amen.