Mar 25 2015
“We believe that we are all saved the same way, by the undeserved grace of the Lord Jesus.”
“When you realize that you can’t ultimately forgive in your own strength – that only God can give you the desire and ability to truly forgive other’s sins – then you will find the strength you need to give others the amazing gift of forgiveness and experience reconciled relationships.”
One of the most remarkable events in all of history occurred when grace came to us by way of God’s one and only son, Jesus. He made His entrance into the world as a helpless infant, exchanged the grandeur of heaven for a humble birth in a lowly stable, and left streets of gold to walk these dusty roads.
In His final days, His recognition as a “king” earned Him a crown of gnarly, twisted thorns instead one made of fine ornaments and jewels. There was no coronation for the King of Kings. Instead, He endured a crucifixion at the hands of the very people He was dying to save. In the midst of His suffering on the cross for the sins of all humanity, in agony He cried out, “Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing.” (Luke 23:34)
Food for Thought
This kind of grace is impossible – that’s why it is so amazing. In those moments when you’re finding someone too hard to forgive, you don’t have to live out this grace on your own – the One who so generously forgave you can help you forgive.
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