This biggest shift in my understanding of salvation or being “saved” is the focus of that salvation. Growing up, salvation was something I always thought about in terms of “me”. I was being saved from my sins so that I wouldn’t go to hell. But salvation is so much bigger than that. Salvation is a creation-wide act of restoration and grace.
Well, the very immediate good news is that I’m not dead, which is a plus. I’m down half an eyebrow, most of my tastebuds, and I’m balding like that guy from Curb Your Enthusiasm, but otherwise still standing.
It was an ordinary trip to the grocery store, or so I thought. I was meandering through the produce section when I overheard two young children talking. One said to the other, "My mother said you shouldn't talk about God at school, because it makes people feel uncomfortable."