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Falling Into grace

 

Imagine all of humanity lined up on the edge of Grand Canyon.
There on the far side awaits the Father and His Kingdom of joy and peace. All
we have to do is … jump! We realize we are in trouble but religion comes to
our aide; each good deed we have preformed gives us extra spring, so we can
leap further. First to step up is a greedy captain of the sex trade, who has
selfishly exploited the weak and vulnerable for his own wealth and ease in
life. He jumps and plummets down…. and down… and down. Now it is your turn.
You have done all sorts of ‘good works’ which give you that religious spring in
your step. You jump much farther and plummet down… and down… and down! On
the long way to bottom as your gaze turns toward those who you out jumped,
would you feel satisfied with the state of affairs?

Romans 3 tells us that we all miss the mark and fall short
of God and His glory!

Last week I wrote about some evangelists pummelling people
into the Kingdom. Often this verse is used as a club in that effort but it was
never intended to be used in this manner. Instead it points out the universal
need for God and His intervention in our lives. The religious and the
non-religious are equal. We are equally loved and we are equally lost. Those of
us that are religious have no standing to judge others, for except for Him, we
too are lost. There is no room for superiority in the Kingdom.

We can effectively point to Jesus only in true humility. By
grace we are saved and not by works.

The Great Divide

——Point
Of Grace

Words and Music by Grant Cunningham & Matt Huesmann

Silence

Trying to fathom the distance

Looking out ‘cross the canyon carved

By my hands

God is gracious

Sin would still separate us

Were it not for the bridge His grace

Has made us

His love will carry me

(Chorus)

There’s a bridge to cross the great divide

A way was made to reach the other side

The mercy of the Father, cost His son

His life

His love is deep, His love is wide

There’s a cross to bridge the great divide

God is faithful

On my own I’m unable

He found me hopeless, alone and

Sent a Savior

He’s provided a path and promised

To guide us

Safely past all the sin that would divide us

His love delivers me

(Repeat Chorus)

The cross that cost my Lord His life

Has given me mine

There’s a bridge to cross the great divide

There’s a cross to bridge the great divide

 

 

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One comment on “Falling Into grace

  1. Good reflection Reed!
    ………”We are equally loved and we are equally lost. Those of
    us that are religious have no standing to judge others, for except for Him, we
    too are lost. There is no room for superiority in the Kingdom.”

    No doubt the Spirit needs speak this to the church every day!

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