Isaiah talked about salvation in this way in his message to the Jewish people thousands of years ago:
In that day you will say:
“I will praise you, Lord.
Although you were angry with me,
your anger has turned away
and you have comforted me.
2 Surely God is my salvation;
I will trust and not be afraid.
The Lord, the Lord himself, is my strength and my defense[a];
he has become my salvation. ”
3 With joy you will draw water
from the wells of salvation.
4 In that day you will say:
“Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name;
make known among the nations what he has done,
and proclaim that his name is exalted.
5 Sing to the Lord, for he has done glorious things;
let this be known to all the world.
6 Shout aloud and sing for joy, people of Zion,
for great is the Holy One of Israel among you. ”
Today many times we trade in the Good News, with the bad news, this week, remind those you encounter of God’s love, and express what He has done in your life, and in your families lives.
I promise you it will have a better outcome than arguing like Matt Chandler says that Jesus doesn’t want the rose, because Jesus always, always, wants the rose.