Therefore, I glory in Christ Jesus in my service to God. I will not venture to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me in leading the Gentiles to obey God by what I have said and done – by the power of signs and miracles, through the power of the Spirit. So from Jerusalem all the way around to Illyricum, I have fully proclaimed the gospel of Christ. It has always been my ambition to preach the gospel where Christ was not known, so that I would not be building on someone else’s foundation. Rather, as it is written: “Those who were not told about him will see, and those who have not heard will understand.” (Romans 15:17-21)
In Karen Kingsbury’s novel, To the Moon and Back, Brady Bradshaw, 5, lost his Mom, his only family, in the Oklahoma City bombing. His mom raised him to love Jesus, but the bombing shattered his foundation, teaching him the opposite. KK spins Brady’s story around the true foundation. “…God loved the world so much that he sent Jesus… Not as the reason for the bad things in the world. But as the rescue.”
Like Apostle Paul and KK, I’m driven to teach the gospel to those who don’t know it correctly. Many Millennials know of Jesus but not His love because of a poorly-built foundation. Jesus loves you and longs to hear from you often. He wants you to see him bleeding from his hands, feet, and side, understanding He gave His life for you. Believe that, and He makes you righteous, worthy of God’s love. He presents you to God. Then, whenever you pray, God will rescue you and give you the power of His Spirit to serve Him.