The Gospel: A love story about a bird and a fish.

If a bird and a fish were to fall in love, where would they live?

The answer is unknown. The law of nature forbids a fish to live out of the water and a bird to live in the water. Novelists and poets have courageously taken the liberty to reveal the possibility of these two species living together. It would mean, the fish would have to lip high out of the water; as for the bird, it will have to fly down closer to the water to see the fish. However, the ending of the story has stolen the attention of many conspiracy theorists.

There are many questions many of us do not dare to ask because logically the answer is impossible. Yes, there are plenty of things the law of nature calls impossible and science has marked as never. Of course, we live by the principle of what the law of science says and our human reasoning. Some things are what they are because that is what we are taught or we don’t bother asking questions. One would point out that the only thing limiting us to think the unthinkable is the law of nature.

This old Native American proverb about a bird and fish falling in love depicts an anthropomorphic metaphor that describes the love story of God for humanity. A love story like no other. The gospels tell this love story.

The gospel at its core is a love story; An astonishing love story. Every love story is relevant whether it is a Hollywood movie or not. Every love story consists of the following phases: one lover striving to win the other’s heart, it seems impossible at some point, and in the end, they both fell in love together. Standard right?. However, the love story the gospel tells us is incomparable to any other love stories; known as the greatest love story.

The gospel tells us a story about a perfect God falling in love with imperfect people. Physiologically just as the law of nature forbids fish and birds to live together, spiritually the law of righteousness prohibits sin and holiness to cohabitate together. The significance of this story rests upon the truth that, these two lovers were together; they did life together but separated due to one’s choices and the other’s law.

The gospels tell us the story of God and men falling in love but nowhere to hang out as lovers. God created human beings so God can have company. The old testament scriptures reveal to us that God created us all in His image and His likeness. Meaning we were meant to dwell together with God because we looked like God and behaved like God.

In the beginning, God and humans dwelt together, and that only lasted up until the fall of humankind. Both Adam and Eve decided to disobey the commandment given to them by God. The Hebrew scriptures tell us that, the first couple got thrown out of the Garden of Eden. The Garden of Eden was the very suitable, appropriate and accommodable place for both God and humans to be compatible with each other.

The garden of Eden was one place God created to dwell with human beings; this is the one place God would come in contact with fleshly human beings and dwell together. However, due to the first human beings’ unconventional choices, made it impossible that God would dwell with us humans. The unconventional choice also knowns ‘sin’, disconnected us from God. As a result of the first humans’ sin which contaminated the rest of us; the law of righteousness built a wall between God and us. We became unworthy to dwell with God. Sin turned us into something unlike the image of God and our manners strange from the likeness of God. It was a separation of no return.

But God never stopped loving us. He visited every sunrise and every sunset. Flapped his beautiful wings over the ocean of sin. Hovered closer to the water to catch a little glimpse of his lover. This bird(God) flashed its magnificent feathers to delight its lover (fish). The bird wished it could fly with the fish and meanwhile the fish dreamt of flying with the bird.

The sad part is both creatures would not live in each other’s spheres. The fish would try its best to lip out of the water to gaze upon its lover in the hair. From the blue sky, the bird would sink low to be in great proximity with the water. Out of any indescribable kaleidoscope of every morning’s sunrise and evening’s sunset; the bird would come to visit its lover on the water; dancing in circles around the ocean airborne — the sun from the skies shining on its wings; casting shadows of wings on the ocean to create a romantic atmosphere for its lover in the water.

This love image of a bird and a fish represents our state of love with God before Christ Jesus came to earth. Despite our sinful nature, God longed to spend life with us. We yearned for his heart and thirst for his love. God with His righteousness and perfectness, he still loved us deeply. On God’s To-Do list, God’s priority was to restore us to a state of being where we could dwell together in His holy presence. God dreamed that we could inherit the kingdom of heaven once more and share the richness of heaven. However, God desired to be hand-in-hand with his lover (humanity). Since the law of righteousness forbade it; therefore Christ Jesus had to come and break the veil.

God so loved humanity since the beginning of time and even after the fall, God still deeply loved humanity. Because humanity had already fallen into an ocean of sin, God sent his one and only son Jesus Christ. Christ came to rescue us out of the ocean of sin. Christ restored us to Eden where we can live with God. Whoever believes in him shall not remain to drown in the ocean of sin but rescued and inherit eternal life with God in the heavens. (John 3:16 – paraphrased)

Remember when Christ said: If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may also be. And you know the way where I am going.
The place Jesus is talking about is the one place both God and humans can dwell together; this place is heaven. Just like the garden of Eden. The only way to get to that place is through Chris, and He says: I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.
In and through Christ we have access to God, Christ made it possible so that we could dwell with God. So Ladies and Gentlemen, a fish and a bird can live together only in the heavens.

The Reason Why Salvation Isn’t Significant To Others.

Christianity is one of the leading religions in the world that has found the liberty to spread its teachings and evangelise across the face of the earth with one message only, the message of salvation. Salvation is the basis of Christianity, the central theme of our faith in Christ and the one reason God risked all to win us back in his loving arms. Salvation is more than the manifestation of God in the human flesh. Salvation is not a theory Christians conceptualise to compensate for fear of going to hell. No, salvation is far greater than that.

Salvation is ‘rescue from the power of sin,’ the greatest rescue mission; all of that because of sin. Sin is like cancer, gradual impact, and has a generally unpleasant outcome. Imagine a child born HIV negative, unfair right? Sadly that’s how sin infected us all. Sin is not something wrong we committed but instead, the nature we were born in and with. Sin is inside each one of us. Sin is like a genetic disease that is passed down generationally and involuntarily, already taken roots in human beings since the fall of Adam and Eve. Our wicked actions are just fruits of what is already rooted in us.

Then the love of God came and brought us the cure for this incurable disease called sin, and this cure did more than flowing through our spiritual blood vessels to cure the virus of sin. Apostle Paul, the genius of the New Testament, reveals in many of his epistles that the blood of Jesus and his death cured us from the power of sin, it saved us from the impact of this incurable disease called sin. Paul’s intelligible effort to describe the importance of Jesus to people through his letters is what sets him apart from every other genius history has seen; Paul was rich in creativity when it mattered to utilise ranges of images to illustrate the significance of salvation.

Of course, to understand the significance of sin, we first need to learn about the impact and the consequence of sin. Therefore, if the impact of sin cut us out of the family, salvation brought adoption, and now we are adopted back into the family. For those who have sinned and guilty of their sinful actions and now carrying labels of shame, through salvation they have been justified, just as if they never sinned before and found not guilty. Finally, salvation also brought redemption to buy back those of us who were slaves under the captivity of the power of sin; a release from the jail of sin only Christ could get us out of.

Now if any of the above have no significance, then we have ourselves a clear explanation for a reason why salvation is not significant to certain people. We can’t give a cure to someone who does not know they need it, medication is prescribed for someone who is sick and in need of healing. Christ replied to his critics, and I quote: “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick” Christ came to save us dying from sin. Sin is a disease and its power torments, gradually killing humanity, sucking the life out of humanity like cancer sucks blood and its outcome is eternal torture for all those it has taken captive. Those of us who have accepted salvation, have done so because we are cognisant of how sick we are with sin. Salvation will not make sense or be of any significance to those who believe there is nothing wrong with them. It’s like giving medication to a healthy person.

How many times have we Christians made a fool of ourselves persuading non-believers to believe in the gospel, We labour endlessly to spread this good news. Our preachers preach day and night, more sermons, more conferences, more missionaries and missions, more articles, more books, more blogs to spread the gospel and yet sometimes it feels as if the world isn’t getting any better. Pastors portrayed as circus clowns and evangelists as salespeople, the question is, how do we get the gospel in the hearts of people authentically?

The Christian community as a whole should stop forcing the gospel on people but instead give people a reason why they need salvation. Tell them why they need this cure. Christians should start openly telling humanity how it is. Christians should stop compromising, reframing and twisting the gospel. We need to tell people the truth; only the truth about our illness and its cure will set us free. Logically, when people know how ill they are, they will seek for a cure. Humanity will ever seek after salvation only until she realises how sick she is. So fellow Christians we need to go all in, tell it like it is, black and white like no other shades exist. Remember there is a dying world with an everlasting epidemy only curable by the blood of Jesus Christ.

Gospel and Humanity.

Joy to humanity for the good news is here. The good news of hope. Hope came to us sealed in a human flesh clothed with love, this hope dwelt among us, and we called it Immanuel, God among his people and this hope is Christ Jesus.

Christ Jesus, the author of our faith and the master of our salvation. The begotten son of God became the door through to the father. His sacrifice became the very exertion that breached the gap between humanity and heaven. Through lobar on the cross, he ceased and diminished the power of sin. His blood quenched the anger of God over sinners. His declaration on the cross brought about permanent access into the divine for all those who are saved. He chose death to sink deep into hell to free those who were locked up in sin by death. His resurrection defeated the devil’s greatest punishment known as death. His victory over death caused the devil to forfeit because Jesus overcame the devil’s ultimate punishment which is death.

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Let us Rewind, before Christ Jesus came.
Sin entered the universe and flooded the earth and drowned humanity. Sin brought miseries, death, and sufferings. Humanity is immersed in the waters of sin, no one is exempt from sin. Iniquities and evil found roots in every human being since the genesis of humankind. The flood of sin has no class distinction or exception for whom it should drown. Everyone is drowning in waters of sin in one way or another and the longer you live life, the more you will slowly realize that you are sinking into hell. Sin has flooded the universe; all of us are born in the waters of sin, David says:

Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin, my mother conceived me.

Psalms 51:5

Christ Jesus came through the human flesh, born in sin like the rest of us, his death and resurrection was to prove the devil that he can conquer sin. By doing so, Christ then asks us to believe in him because through him we are rescued from sin and given everlasting life. Christ says:

“For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish, but have eternal life.”

John 3:16

Christ Jesus was trying to tell us that God has sent him into the world as a lifesaver for all those who are drowning in sin. His resurrection demonstrated that he definitely has defeated sin and has the power to rescue humanity.



let us take a closer look at the scripture, Jesus says
whoever believes in him shall not perish.
This segment does paint a reasonable image a modern world can understand. Christ is portraying a picture of a Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter; wherein the midst of severe weather, the lifesaver would jump out of the helicopter, descends from a rope and stretches their hand to the person stuck in flood. Christ Jesus is saying ‘I have come to stretch my hand and “whoever” accept my hand shall not drown or die in sin. Christ is in the business of rescuing people from the flood of sin.

It is God’s greatest desire that every man and woman is rescued from sin and brought into eternity and it is Christ greatest passion to offer himself has a lifesaver for victims who are stuck in flood of sin.

However, the issue with humanity is, she has rejected the hand of the lifesaver. She is drowning and little she knows she is sinking into hell. Christ tells us why humanity has chosen to reject his help. Christ reveals:

This is the judgment that the light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the light, for their deeds were evil.

John 3:19

WESTPAC-RESCUE-CHOPPER-PP450317-523606-320x486In other words, humanity has chosen to reject the lifesavers’ help because humanity has now developed techniques and skills to swim in flood. Humanity believes if she swims she can still save herself and she is comfortable in flood and for that reason she rejects the help of the rescuer.

Humanity is drowning into the flood of sin and humanity will sink into hell, and Christ has come to rescue, he is offering his hand and saying, “whoever believes in (me) shall not perish.”


The gospel is hope for humanity. The Greek meaning of the gospel in English is “good news” which means the gospel is the good news that gives our drowning humanity hope for rescue. When we bring the gospel to the world, we bring hope. The gospel is the core of hope for peace and an end to the sufferings.


Only Christ Jesus can rescue us from sin, he who conquered sin can save us from sin. Humanity cannot save herself. But the hope humanity needs to hold on to is, Christ Jesus can rescue her. She will need to raise her hand and hold on to Christ the lifesaver, and she will be rescued by her faith. Of course, humanity is you and I, your neighbor, your friends, your cousins, colleagues and etc.

Let us spread the gospel.