A Good Friday Confession (Leighton Ford)

Today, I am an evangelical Christian.

I have wondered, in some recent days,

whether I want to be called an “evangelical.”

The term has been so politicized, so pejorative.

But today, on Good Friday, how can I be otherwise?

It is not that I hold a privileged position,

Or, am a political activist.

Or, that I hold a certain set of beliefs.

It is that I am upheld, by the evangel, the good news,

that by the grace of God I am what I am,

a child of God through our Lord Jesus Christ,

who loved me and gave himself for me,

who became obedient to death, and rose,

that I might live in him, fully, now and forever.

Today, and every day, I have the assurance

of living in that grace, and of telling others:

    Jesus Christ is alive … and well!

Leighton Ford

March 30, 2018

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