April 9, 2012

Second helping

Filed under: Uncategorized — andykiff @ 12:41 pm

2 Corinthians 1:15 Because I was sure of this, I wanted to come to you first, so that you might have a second experience of grace.

Grace is a concept that we humans can have a hard time getting our heads around.  It doesn’t always sink in at the first experience.  Or the hundred and first.  Church history is littered with examples of where grace has been misunderstood, ignored or abandoned in favour of rules and regulations.  It seems to be our default setting.  We can get our heads round “do this” and “don’t do that” much more easily than “love” and “be”.

I need constant reminders of grace and new experiences of it, as did the Corinthians, to keep hammering it into my thick skull and my hard heart:

I have been forgiven.  I am blessed.  I didn’t earn it.  I can’t earn it.  I can be thankful and respond to You in love.

Thank You.


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