Seriously, think what a meager amount of extended grace could do to satisfy the cravings going on inside our souls, cravings for restoration and healing.
“I have so many things to work on, and so many ways that I fail. But that’s what grace is all about. And I constantly wake up every morning trying to get better, trying to improve, trying to walk closer to God.” –Tim Tebow
Grace, it can be a delicate matter, an offering we often tip toe around, unsure of, often doubting. Maybe we don’t feel worthy, or think we could never make amends for something terrible we’ve done in our past.
One of my favorite Saints called himself “the worst of sinners.” If you know anything about Saint Paul you know how he can say that.
Saint Paul’s past involved tracking down innocent Christians, and having them stoned to death, simply because they called themselves Christians. He would stand by and watch, making sure death had occurred.
How did he get redeemed from these sins?
Some call it grace.
He shared his testimony, never forgetting his past, but he was able to move forward because he was able to say, “I was a sinner.”
Saint Paul became a changed man by the grace of God, and faithfully served God in the present, and furthermore he let God’s plans shape his future.
We too can say, “That was my past, I now live in the present moment with Christ.”
And, if we are lucky enough, while we still have the chance we can ask, “Could you please pass the grace, I’m in dire need.”
Grace…pass it on, and receive your share as it comes around.
I’m sure, like me, you’ll find it simply amazing.