Posted by: Linsey Edn | October 29, 2009

Paying it forward

A sinner might have seen a ragtag band of drug addicts, prostitutes, alcoholics and bums. But to God, they were men and women who gathered together to hold hands and pray. Each of them broken in spirit and body, but God desperately wishes to make them whole again.

God’s grace is what they need – what we all need – and we need to extend that grace every moment of our lives. It’s essential that we be humble and look at ourselves honestly. God can open up our eyes and show us how far we fall short of his standard, which only his Son achieved. He does this not out of hatred for us, but out of love and a desire to reunite with us. It was only when God showed me my own mistakes that I learned compassion. Without compassion, I couldn’t achieve anything. It may not be what I expected of my life, but God has made me successful in it, because it is his own will.

God has been healing me like he has all these great men and women who come together twice a week to hold hands and lay their burdens on God.

“Clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” (Col 3:12)

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