Excerpt from Vanishing Grace:
“Mark Rutland whimsically recalls a survey in which Americans were asked what words they would most like to hear.
He predicted the first choice: ‘I love you.’
Number two was ‘I forgive you.’
The third choice took him by surprise: ‘Supper’s ready.’
It dawned on Rutland that these three statements provide a neat summary of the gospel story. We are loved by God, forgiven by God, and invited to the banquet table.
In the midst of a planet marked by brokenness–violence, natural disasters, ruptured relationships–the gospel is truly good news. Like an iPod listener dancing in a subway station full of glum commuters, a Christian hears a different sound, of joy and laughter on the other side of pain and death.”
– Philip Yancey
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