If we’re not teaching people how to be saved, perhaps it’s because we have forgotten the tragedy of being lost!  If we’re not teaching the message of forgiveness, it may be because we don’t remember what it’s like to be guilty.

When times get hard, when death looms, when anger singes, when shame weighs heavily, remember Jesus.  Remember this descendant of David who beat down death.

You know a person is never the same after simultaneously seeing his or her utter despair and Christ’s unbending grace.  To see the despair without the grace is suicidal.  To see the grace without the despair results in futility.  But to see them both…that’s conversion.

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