When we see grace modeled, it changes us. It was humbling to be met by God who wants to come close and be with me even in my lowest moments, through the work and words of someone who gave his own life to being a pastor. It’s one thing to preach grace; it’s another to live it.
You can’t experience grace like that and remain unchanged. That day in my senior pastor’s office shifted something in me.
We can’t out-give God, but let’s be givers anyway, givers of love, givers of grace.
This message is an excerpt of “Forgiven” by Evi Wusk in the November 2017 issue of Gather magazine. Today we remember Polycarp, bishop of Smyrna, martyr, who died in 156. Please hold in prayer synodical women’s organization presidents who are meeting in Chicago this weekend.
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