Growing together in the Spirit of Jesus Christ...

"Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching." - Hebrews 10:25 NIV

Thursday, May 29, 2008

May 29, 2008

The peace of God
photo by David Keller
(trip to Peru)

Years ago at the school where I taught,
I said hi, in the hall, to one of the other teachers
and asked him how he was doing.

His response was...
"Much better than I have any right to be."

At the time I thought it a rather unusual and odd remark.
Thinking about it much later
I can see now that there is a lot
of truth in that remark
for all of us redeemed Christians.

Without God's grace we would all be lost,
for we are undeserving
and unable to save ourselves.

"Praise the LORD, O my soul;
all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
Praise the LORD, O my soul,
and forget not all his benefits-
who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit
and crowns you with love and compassion..."
- Psalm 103:2-4 NIV

"Do not be anxious about anything,
but in everything, by prayer and petition,
with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
And the peace of God,
which transcends all understanding,
will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
- Philippians 4:6,7 NIV

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