Saturday, May 31, 2014
A Ditchdigger, A Brothel Owner And The Pope Walk Into A Bar And...
What you have in the picture above is a nice Summer morning on a lake, pic taken from the front of a boat just boating around a bit before breakfast.
Don't be confused by what you can't see-it's there. I know-I took the picture.
It doesn't matter if a person is a Pope, a brothel owner, a ditchdigger or some knuckle draggin' blogger still drinking last night's decaf because it's there:
NO ONE is beyond the reach of God's Grace!
Grace is only Grace because we have to accept it on God's terms-Grace being the unmerited favor of God, Who made it possible for all humanity to be saved.
Pope Benny is the figurehead of a pagan global empire.
God could extend Benny Grace and save him from hell, redeem him from his worthless religion.
A brothel owner, a merchandiser of sin, is considered almost as contemptible as a lawyer.
God could by His Grace redeem that sinner, set him free from the life of sin and bring him into God's Kingdom.
Any ditchdigger, any lowly cog in a big machine, an unremarkable person who the world would never miss...we all are known by God, created by Him, and what the world counts as unworthy can be precious to God. God by His Grace makes sinners into saints for eternity.
That is Grace.