The following was a little write-up from yesterday's "Join the Journey" which is basically just a daily devotional from Watermark designed to corporately "journey" through specific books of the Bible. It really spoke to my heart, so I thought I would share:
A song by Patrick Ryan Clark called "Where Would I Be Without My Savior?" keeps running through my head. Part of the chorus declares, "Where would I be without His unending mercy? I have life because His life was laid down."
God is absolutely perfect; so all my imperfections (sins) separate me from Him.
God is absolutely just; so my sins must be dealt with and not simply ignored.
But God is also absolutely loving; so He was willing to suffer and die in my place (and yours)!
What we must do is to admit we need a Savior and accept His free gift of grace. No matter what your life looked like in the past, God's love and forgiveness can and will save you if you choose to believe.
I am immediately directed to 2 Corinthians 5:21 - "He who knew no sin became sin on our behalf so that we might become the righteousness of God." A love so amazing, so incomprehensible...it is no wonder many find it difficult, if not impossible to accept this free gift, but it is the only thing worth living for.
I do not know where I would be without His redemptive love and the knowledge that His grace is sufficient and His mercies are new every morning.