Thursday, March 23, 2000
...for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and
are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ
-- Romans 3:23-24, New International Version
Grace what a beautiful word. It is full of promise,
of relief, and of reassurance. No matter how hard we look at the
word or feel it's results, one thing remains tied closely to it, that is
sin. This word seems to be the antithesis of grace.
Separation, uneasiness and
mistake are the first thoughts that might enter your mind. But there
is a reality here. We all have it in our life. It can consume
us, and it can blind us to where we are, where we have been and where we
want to go.
Hear the Good News, by
grace we are made new and even though we might make mistakes, those mistakes
do not become baggage we must carry, rather we are able to learn from them
and be a new creation. Because of who we are, Grace and sin are
related, but Grace, through Christ conquers all.
Most precious and holy Father, thank You for Your
marvelous Grace! Please free me to do that which I need and give me
the strength to refrain from that which is not of Love. Though my
words may be inadequate in describing my heart felt thanks and request,
You, know me inside and out. I am Yours, and You are mine. In Jesus'
name I pray. Amen.