God’s Grace Comes After You - July 1, 2019

God’s grace!  It has a wildness about it.  A white-water, rip-tide, turn-you-upside-downess about it. Grace comes after you!

Some years ago I underwent a heart procedure.  I asked the surgeon, “You’re burning the interior of my heart, right?”

“Correct,” he said.

“You intend to kill the misbehaving cells, yes?” I asked.

“That’s my plan,” was his response.

“As long as you’re in there, could you take your little blowtorch to some of my greed, selfishness, superiority, and guilt?”

He smiled, “Sorry, that’s out of my pay grade!”

But it’s not out of God’s, my friend!  We’d be wrong to think this change happens overnight. We’d be equally wrong to assume change never happens at all.  It may be in fits and spurts—but it comes!  Titus 2:11 says, “The grace of God that brings salvation has appeared.”  You just never know when grace will seep in.  Could you use some?

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