|The beautiful children of Upper Boma|
Focusing solely on how the Gospel affects my life and ignoring how the Gospel impacts the entire cosmos - the whole created order - shrinks God into something He is not and makes His message about something it is not. It makes the Gospel center on me, rather than on Christ.
|Micheal telling Boma kids about God's big love for them|
The universe is an incredibly huge place with immeasurable and incomprehensible limits; likewise, it is magnificently tiny with immense complexities. In this light, I don't think it's possible to make God's redeeming love too big. In other words, human brains are not capable of grasping the infinite cost and saving that happened because of the cross. But this does not mean we shouldn't try! That's one wonderful part of receiving His good news - it's always exciting and never unsatisfying to attempt to understand and appreciate its vastness.
|A biblical model of the diverse church under one King|
One last thought... With an accurate view of the good news of Jesus, my responsibility changes. When the Gospel is too small, I can remain safe and comfortable where I'm at because it's all about me. However, when the Gospel is too big, I must respond to Jesus and take His message of love and hope to the literal ends of the earth.
For me, going to Boma taught me just that.