January 28

Written by Bill Grandi on January 28th, 2021

IMHO one of the greatest examples of the power of the gospel is not the cross, although that is most definitely the main one. It is not in the plethora of ministries- of all kinds, shapes, and colors- which have been started in response to the gospel. It is not in the cross-cultural missions all over the world in order to take the gospel to others. All of those are legitimate examples.

But I’d like to suggest another example. I’d like to suggest that one of the greatest example is the power of the transformed life. To see a life changed is beyond belief. To see a junkie, reliant on that next hit, to become satisfied and reliant on Jesus; to see an abusive and philandering husband become a tender and faithful man; to see a discontented and angry wife become a calm and patient wife; to see a violent and rebellious teenager become submissive and a picture of grace; to see a downtrodden, weary and compromising pastor become hopeful, lively and a defender of the truth; all are sights to behold. All of those examples and more are just the tip of the iceberg.

My point again: there is nothing more illustrative of the power of the gospel that seeing someone’s life radically transformed. It is hard to argue with the evidence. “I once was blind but now I see” is so appropriate, not only for those who hear, repent, and surrender to the gospel, but also to those who witness the change.

“Father, change my heart. But also, please help me never to stop rejoicing at a life changed by Your gospel, Your truth.”


8 Comments so far ↓

  1. Diane Ronzino says:

    Yes, Bill, I wholeheartedly agree!

  2. Ryan S says:

    experiencing and witnessing the change in my self and others are definitely great examples for sure.

    • Bill Grandi says:

      When a person can speak of the change they know has happened in themselves that is proof enough.

  3. Yes, Bill, seeing the transformation of those whose lives were messed up before they turned to the Lord is such a miraculous testimony. I’ve ordered Mike Lindell’s book, “What Are the Odds,” that tells about his journey from junkie to Jesus follower. Can’t wait to read his story!

    • Bill Grandi says:

      I’ve only heard of his story Martha. What I have heard is definitely a story of God’s grace.

  4. Ed says:

    Amen to that Brother! A changed life via the Gospel is a heaven sent blessing!