This morning was not a fabulous kick-off, like I'd hoped, but all the same I'm here and going to follow through anyway.
Today's Scripture (NLT) -Titus 2:11 For the grace of God has been revealed, bringing salvation to all people.
This is a good one. It reminds me that God's grace is for ALL people. Not just the ones sitting in the church pews on Sunday, not just for the ones in the missions fields around the world, not just for the ones that are doing all the rights things and saying all the right words but for ALL OF US.
I mulled it over all day and only just am taking time to capture my thoughts in writing but I think that's a good thing today. Earlier today I was talking with a friend about how we should "hate the sin but always, always love the sinner" and that even if we don't approve of what someone is doing with their life doesn't mean we can't support them anyway. We all sin and yet God wants us all to come home to Him anyway.
Here is the perfect quote to wrap this up with - Grace is when God gives us what we don't deserve and mercy is when God doesn't give us what we do deserve. ~Unknown
Shower grace upon everyone around you each day, do this from the abundance of grace that your Father showers upon you, He has blessed this world with enough for each and every one of us and then some.