The Apostle Paul wrote a simple and profound truth: "the righteousness that comes from God is by faith." (Phil.3.9)
It's a simple but profound truth. So often we wish to earn God's love. But God loves us--that's a fact. And God showed us that love in Christ. We respond to God's love in faith--by learning to trust, love, and share our deepest self with God. It starts in a simple moment of prayer, but it's a journey that lasts a lifetime.
(prayer of the week)
Lord, help me to trust in your grace and love in Christ who offers forgiveness and new life. Thank you that Christ has paid the price for forgiveness and reconciliation, and help me to extend your love and forgiveness to others, in Christ's name, amen.
Have a great week! --Pastor TJ
(quote of the week)
Faith is a living, daring confidence in God's grace, so sure and certain that a man could stake his life on it a thousand times --Martin Luther