Thursday June 26 2014

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Scripture: Romans 5:1-11
Key verse 2: “through whom we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand; and we boast in our hope of sharing the glory of God.”

Reflection:
Amazing Grace how sweet the sound,

That saved a wretch like me!

I once was lost, but now am found,

Was blind but now I see.

Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,

And grace my fears relieved;

How precious did that grace appear

The hour I first believed!

Last week, we had almost 100 youth and adults in Washington DC and at the Heifer Ranch in Arkansas on Mission Experiences.  They have been able to do some incredible mission work and learn about global sustainability; but more than that, they have been able to step away from their lives and consider their faith.  In stepping out of everyday chaos, we are able to see the grace of God that is so utterly amazing. These youth and adults are coming to realize that it is through our faith that we come to be aware of God’s grace.  It is unearned and undeserved.  Newton wrote about this grace in his famous hymn, Amazing Grace.

Paul makes it clear in Romans 5:2 that Christians stand in this grace.  We are reminded we cannot win God’s love, but neither can we lose that love either. Thanks be to God.

Prayer: God, your love is more than amazing. With every breath, may I remember the gift of your grace. Amen.  

Author: Michelle Thomas-Bush

[Scripture quotations are from New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved].

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