Scripture offers guidance when we feel weighed down by our many tasks, or when we find ourselves frustrated by our shortcomings and sins. We may feel spiritually parched.
Ephesians 2:8-9 tells us, “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God—not the result of works, so that no one may boast.”
We can find peace and rest in the knowledge that the trappings of this world aren’t the end goal. There is more to the story. Because God knew we could not save ourselves, he sent his only son Jesus into the world to save us.
This is the greatest love story of the Bible. God loves us so much God rescues us and gives us new life. To know I am helpless—drowning—in my sin is both humbling and freeing. There is nothing we can do to save ourselves—God’s got that covered. Thanks be to God.
This message is excerpted from “What Scripture says about God’s love” by Erin Strybis in the September 2019 Cafe online magazine. Today we commemorate Nikolai Frederik Severin Grundtvig, bishop, renewer of the church, 1872.
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