Grace goes beyond mercy. Mercy gave Ruth some food. Grace gave her a husband and a home. Mercy gave the prodigal son a second chance, but grace threw him a party. Mercy prompted the Samaritan to bandage the wounds of a victim, but grace prompted him to leave his credit card as a payment for the victim’s care. Mercy forgave the thief on the cross but grace escorted him into paradise.

Let me spell it out. God has resolved to romance your heart. Through sunsets…through the kindness of a friend…through whispers of Scripture…perhaps even through a message from Max.  Marginalized and discarded? Others may think so. You may think so. But God sees in you a masterpiece about to happen.

From God is With You Every Day

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