Friday, February 18, 2011
The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God (Mark 1:1).
All revolutions have a beginning that sparks thousands if not millions of other beginnings. The beginning of the Good News of Jesus Christ, the Son of God is really the beginning of time. Yet each human being is constantly waiting for the secondary explosion of a new beginning. These secondary explosions are the catalysts that convert us from bystanders to participants in the revolution of the good news.
The good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God is a concept so complicated and alien to human beings that Mark spends his entire text trying to explain its meaning. In short, the good news is that it is now possible for human beings to be joined with God in his perfect will.There are two first steps that initiate us as participants in The Revolution of Jesus Christ. First, we are to constantly expect, prepare for and welcome the new beginnings of Jesus Christ in our lives. It is not enough to be saved 10 years-ago, 5-years-ago, 2 years ago or last week. We need a new beginning with Jesus Christ each day, hour, minutes and second that we breath. When we welcome these new beginnings, God draws near and we start to experience reality through his perspective of love. Allowing God to open our eyes to his perception of the universe is the second step toward participation in The Revolution of Jesus Christ. Through God’s grace we learn to see the world as the domain of three or four billion people starving from insufficient quantities of God’s love, guidance and grace. The Revolution of Jesus Christ is an exponential chain of new beginnings in Jesus Christ, the Son of God.