THE GREATEST NEWS ON EARTH!

Okay, guess what? 

I just got the GREATEST NEWS ON EARTH! 

I mean seriously, this is awesome.

Are you ready for it?

I JUST WON THE LOTTERY FOR 6.2 MILLION DOLLORS!!!!!!

 

First thing I’m doing – buying my mom a diamond necklace.  Like, a HUGE one.

 

Next, I’m getting ALL my siblings their own laptops.

 

After that, I’m renting out Disney Land for a whole week, and you ARE ALL INVITED TO COME AND JOIN ME THERE!!!

 

TELL YOUR FRIENDS!  HAVE THEM TELL THEIR FRIENDS!

 

THIS IS THE BEST NEWS EVER!!!!!!!

 

Okay, so I didn’t really win the lottery.  But wouldn’t it be cool if I did?  I would be telling EVERYONE I know.  And they would be telling everyone THEY know.  Because, like, wouldn’t that be the coolest thing ever?

So, while I’m at it, let me give you another scenario.  You walk into your house and find your boyfriend kissing your arch nemesis.  Talk about the biggest cheat in the world!  You’re so angry, that without thinking, you grab the butcher knife sitting on the counter and stab them both! 

Of course the police find you hiding out at your mom’s house and haul you off to jail.  Found guilty of two counts of murder in the first degree, you have been given a death sentence, with only one day left to live. 

Sitting in your jail cell all alone, one of the guards comes and tells you that you have a visitor.  This guy comes in, and as soon as you see him, you want to tell him EVERYTHING that you’ve EVER done wrong.  You want to tell him how sorry you are that you killed those two people, because he looks like the kind of guy that could forgive you for anything.  But you’re still going to die.  There’s nothing he can do about that.

Then he comes and sits next to you and says “You know, I’m going to take your place and die for what you did.  All you have to do is say that you’ll let me.”

WHAT IN THE WORLD??????  DID THIS DUDE JUST SAY THAT HE WOULD DIE FOR YOU???  YOU WOULD BE CRAZY TO TURN DOWN AN OFFER LIKE THAT!!!!!!!

Thing is, this isn’t just a fun story.  We’ve ALL done HORRIBLE things, but One Person DIED, to take our places, and if we’d just accept that gift, we’d get to live FOREVER in the most AWESOME place anyone could EVER imagine (like Disney World, but BETTER!). 

 

SO WHY AREN’T WE TELLING EVERYONE WE KNOW ABOUT THIS?????  WHY AREN’T WE SCREAMING IT FROM THE ROOFTOPS!

 

I WON THE LOTTERY BUT BETTER!!!!!!

 

JESUS CHRIST LAID DOWN HIS LIFE SO THAT I DON’T HAVE TO BE ON DEATH ROW!  I CAN GO AND LIVE FOREVER IN A PLACE SO AWESOME, WE CAN’T EVEN START TO DREAM OF WHAT IT WILL BE LIKE!

 

And yet we who have already heard this great news and have accepted it as our own aren’t sharing it.  Heck, we’re not even sharing it with our FRIENDS AND FAMILY!  We should be telling EVERYONE we see on the streets!  Did you hear the great news?!?!?!?  JESUS DIED SO WE DON’T HAVE TO!  ALL WE HAVE TO DO IS ACCEPT THAT HE DIED AND THAT GOD BROUGHT HIM BACK TO LIFE, AND WE’RE ALL GOING TO HEAVEN! 

 

So why aren’t we screaming this from the mountain tops?  Are we afraid?  Scared of being judged?  Scared of offending people?  THEY’RE ALREADY GOING TO HELL!!!  What are we going to do?  Offend them into second hell???

Are people going to be angry at me for writing this?  YES!  Will people say nasty and hurtful things about me?  Probably.  I mean, I’m being so politically incorrect.  I said that people are going to hell!  I wouldn’t be surprised if my comments fill with horrible things about me (and my mom). 

But you know what?  I DON’T CARE.  I DON’T CARE!!

 

 

You can say whatever you want about me.  YOU CAN EVEN THROW ME IN PRISON AND TORTURE OR KILL ME!  Because there would be no greater honor than to die for my Lord, the Risen Jesus Christ.  And I know that whatever happens as a result of me obeying the greatest command ever given, HE will be there with me through it all. 

 

And if the Holy Spirit ever causes you to come into the Family because of something I said or did, then, well, I guess I’ll see you in Heaven.

LORD JESUS, TAKE THIS MESSAGE, TAKE MY HEART, TAKE MY LIFE.  DO WHATEVER YOU WILL WITH THEM.  FOR I AM YOURS AND YOURS ALONE. 

So.

Have you heard the great news?

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