Tuesday, March 18, 2014

I just don't understand!

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— (Ephesians 2:8 NIV)

There are many things in this world I do not understand. I can't figure out how people hate other people. There are people I disagree with that live life with different goals and purpose. I don't hate them. I don't understand how families don't love each other. You are connected by blood and life, yet this world is filled with so many dysfunctional families. Along the same lines, I don't understand how you can marry someone and the next minute not love them. The love from a relationship is a growing breathing thing, it only dies when you mistreat it.  I don't understand drug use. How you could possibly torture your body with relentless regularity is a complete mystery to me. AND I don't understand why the CUBS can't win a World Series Title! (Ok, that was just for fun!)

There is one world mystery that I don't understand, but accept with joy and praise. GRACE from God is a wonderful, unexplainable event. The idea that the creator of the universe would care enough about ME to send his son that I might have eternal life, is beyond all understanding. You can't receive any other gift even close to this magintude with no cost! We just have to accept it, we don't have to explain it.

Praise God for this gift and the other blessings he freely gives. That includes one of my greatest gifts, my wonderful wife, Stephanie, who has a birthday today. I praise God for bringing her into my life. The joy, love, and grace she has given me over our nearly 36 years is second only to the joy, love, and grace I get from Jesus! Praise God  for this wonderful Lady!

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