>> Tuesday, October 20, 2009
How I love new days! New beginnings, new chances to grow in God's grace. I am reminded of my Savior's love for me when I think on the Cross. What He endured for me to save me from the dominion of sin, to give me the power over sin, and to show my family God's grace in action. My family knows that I am not perfect, but as Paul said in 1 Timothy 1:15, "Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost." And John Newton, the writer of the well-loved song, "Amazing Grace", was known to say, "My memory is nearly gone, but I remember two things: that I am a great sinner, and that Christ is a great Savior."* I can say a hearty, "Amen!" No matter how badly I mess up, Christ is always ready to forgive and gracefully bring me back. And I am thankful for a forgiving family! If it weren't for God working in their hearts, and helping them to forgive, as well, I don't know how I could face them. But God's grace shows itself in all of us. What an awesome God we serve!!
*This quote was taken from Respectable Sins by Jerry Bridges.