Words from the Heart for Monday February 24th, 2020
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
1 Corinthians 15:23 (KJV)
The Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ
Harbour Grace is a town in southeastern Newfoundland. It lies on the northeast coast of Avalon Peninsula, 51 km west-northwest of St. John’s, across Conception Bay. Settled about 1550, Peter Easton, the pirate, had his headquarters there about 1600. Since 1856 the town has been the seat of a Roman Catholic bishop. Until the 1920s it was one of the largest towns in Newfoundland. Harbour Grace was a starting point for Atlantic flights during the early days of aviation.
The principles of the world are very different from the principles of the Kingdom of God. The world says that there is no such thing as a free lunch and that God helps those who help themselves. By the way, Ben Franklin said that, not God. The world emulates the self-made man, who “did it my way.” None of these are Biblical or Kingdom of God principles. Instead, the Bible says this in 1 Corinthians 15:23, “The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.” At the heart of our salvation is grace. We are saved by it. It is a free gift – offered by the blood of Jesus shed on the Cross. Jesus took the punishment that our sins deserve and freely offers us forgiveness. But His grace isn’t just a salvation issue. His grace is offered every day, grace for the daily challenges that come our way, grace to forgive us when we fail, grace to sustain us in the midst of loss, pain and grief. God continues to offer us all we need to walk in victory day by day. Where have you seen His grace today?
These have been words from the heart.