Claire L. Eva, Assistant Director
General Conference Stewardship Ministries

Summary: When all else fails and we are at the end of our tether, sometimes the only words we need to hear and take into our hearts are, "Give me Jesus." The good new is that we have the 'good news' all of the time.

Our new little girl was just two weeks old. It was a humid summer Sabbath and we were attending campmeeting. As I cradled my fresh little one, I felt anything but fresh! We we're staying on the third floor of the girls' dorm, and I could hardly breathe in the muggy atmosphere. Still not quite my bouncy self, I was feeling a bit blue as new mothers are prone to be.

And then I heard just what I needed. From the main meeting hall, a mellow contralto voice rang out:

"Give me Jesus. Give me Jesus. You may have all this world. Give me Jesus."

Everyone needs a little good news now and then! For, as author Scott Peck says: "Life is difficult." But the good news is that we have the good news all of the time! Jesus Christ is on our side—every day—and nothing can separate us from His love (Rm 8:38, 39). What a privilege we have to share this news as stewards of the gospel!

In this issue of Dynamic Steward we speak about Jesus Christ's gift of saving us—the good news of the gospel. I hope you can take some time to reflect on the varied articles presented in the issue on this central message of Scripture. And when the ground beneath you trembles, remember—you are safe in Him! Here are some moving words from someone who realized just that:

"I believe in Jesus. I know my Savior loves me, and I love my Jesus. I rest in His love, notwithstanding my imperfections. God has accepted His perfection in my behalf. He is my righteousness and I trust in His merits. I am His repenting, believing child. He has taken away my sin-stained garments and covered me with the robe of His righteousness. Clothed in this garment, I stand before the Father justified" (White, E.G., 4MR, Nos. 210-259, 1990).

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April–June, 2002

The Gospel