I will give them one heart and put a new spirit within them. Ezekiel 11:19
Have you ever wondered if you are good enough? Worthy enough? Special enough? I spent most of my early life trying to get my mother and father’s attention. I excelled at almost everything that I tried (except basketball), but still, it was not enough. They just did not know how to tell me they loved me. Now you are probably thinking, how sad is that, but it taught me a few important things.
First, Jesus loves us, no matter what we have done or who we are. He paid the ultimate price that we might live and loves us unconditionally. And second, grace is an amazing gift. We can never do enough to earn forgiveness or love. It is a gift freely given to all who believe.
This message is an excerpt from a column by Diane Wills, president of the Northeastern Iowa Synodical Women’s Convention, in the synod’s Good News newsletter.
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