Wednesday Grace is the grace of new beginnings. Wednesday grace is that even though you have never yet succeeded in making this change, you are trying again. Wednesday grace tells us you can, and you should, because there is hope….
There is still hope.
And there is still hope.
Wednesday grace is God forgiving us again. Wednesday grace is how we are like God when we have already forgiven them four hundred and ninety times and they come to us asking a four hundred ninety-first time…and we forgive.
Wednesday grace tells us God is not tired of us, not sick of forgiving us, not weary with our needing help again.
Wednesday grace is the unbelievable news that “God has removed our sins as far from us as the east is from the west.”
Wednesday grace is that this unbelievable news is true. It’s truer than what you think about your sin. It’s truer than what you think about other people’s sin.
Wednesday grace tells us that God smiles when we show up, every time we show up, even when we’re beating our chests, even when we can’t bear to raise our eyes, and not because God is casual or unconcerned with our sin, but because God knows we have come to the right place with our sin. At last. Matthew 18:
But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even look up to heaven, but was beating his breast and saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, a sinner!’ 14 I tell you, this man went down to his home justified rather than the other…
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My highest praise for any book or story is reading it again. It’s like this: anyone can finish their plate when you cook them dinner; maybe they liked it, maybe they were just being polite. It’s the guys who go back for seconds that you KNOW really liked it. Thanks for bringing this one back – the second helping was as delightful as the first.
That’s such a sincere and profound compliment, I can’t even come up with a quip in response.
Thank you, Aaron. I’m truly glad.