After all is said & when all is done; even then, even still we look to Jesus. Our hope & our great reward.
We can portray the gospel perfectly, we can speak it clearly, we can do it all ‘right,’ but even still some will not believe it. It’s not a failure on our part (even though some of us have been taught to think so). They just don’t have faith.
But discouragement for us is still there. We love them. We’ve been called to love them, the ones with faith and without. So it hurts when they don’t believe in the same life giving hope we believe in, it hurts badly.
But after we’ve said it all and done it all and loved them well (which won’t end until we’re dead), even then we still look to Jesus.
Not our actions or our words. Not our love or care. Just to Jesus.
Simple, right? Profound too. Just to Jesus.
Giver of life and love deeds and words. Everything.
It breaks us and makes us whole. It kills us and brings us to life. It softens us and emboldens us. Very simply we look to Jesus.
He’s the one who saves, who calls the dead to life and gives the life to live. He does it not us and our ability (or inability) to present the gospel in the clearest of fashions. Not the formula or the ‘Evangelist’ Jesus saves souls.
Boil all of our Theology and doctrine down to one simple thing; Jesus Christ came to save sinners for the glory of God.