Monday, April 22, 2013

Goodness Gracious

There is nothing like a weekend retreat… a time to get away and truly focus on something other than the everyday stuff of our lives. This past weekend I had the privilege to attend our confirmation retreat. We had twenty one of our finest 5th-9th graders with us. We learned loads about the church and what it means to be a Christian. We played games, ate snacks, enjoyed the great outdoors, and worshiped. It was amazing.

Grace was one of our topics. Grace is a gift freely given that is not earned or even deserved. God’s grace is there before we know Him, as we claim Him, and all the days that follow. There isn't anything we can do to earn this Grace. The action we can take is to accept it and pass it on.

I can only imagine what our world would be like if we were half as gracious to one another as God is to us… Goodness gracious, what an awesome world it would be!

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