Moments of Grace: Grace for Wrecked Lives
There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus.
Lillie Baltrip was such an excellent school bus driver that her
Safety committees don’t extend grace: “No accidents” means “No accidents—period.” Aren’t you glad that God doesn’t operate the way safety committees do? Where would you be (where would any person be) if God said, “No sins—period!” Well, He has said that actually. That is why His Son, Jesus Christ, died on a cross in our place—to pay for the many sins we have committed. And it was by the grace of God that Jesus was sent into the world to pay for our sins—past, present, and future. The amazing thing about God’s grace is that, even though we’ve sinned, we get rewarded anyway because of what God has done for us through Christ.
Regardless of how many “wrecks” happen in our lives, there is a committee of One that extends grace to us—the crown of righteousness.
Often the nature of grace can be made plain only by describing its absence.