Today’s Scripture Selection: Ephesians 1:4

“For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight.”

Are you perfect?

Are you blameless?

Are you a particularly holy person?

You might not think so.

Yet Scripture says those who would follow Christ are called to do – and be – just that.

Talk about a tall order.

That’s why it takes grace – a gift from God – which we receive though we haven’t “earned” it.

And only through God’s acts of grace in our lives can we approach anything that looks perfect or blameless or holy.

Still, I believe it is a key part of what healing and wholeness are all about.

Our world judges things, and people, very harshly.

And there are many times when, for one reason or another, we feel as if we can’t possibly “measure up.”

So, how wonderful it is, that the God who loves us as His own reaches down, shows us, nurtures us, provides for us a way to become the holy people God intends us to be.

It isn’t about achievement.

It’s about receiving a wonderful gift, prepared for us, and all those who will accept it, even before the creation of the world itself.

Isn’t that amazing?

Prayer: Lord, thank you, for providing a way for healing, growth, wholeness, and holiness.  AMEN.

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