2 Corinthians 6:1-2
As we work together with him, we urge you also not to accept the grace of God in vain. For he says, “At an acceptable time I have listened to you, and on a day of salvation I have helped you.” See, now is the acceptable time; see, now is the day of salvation!
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A visitor from out of town came up to me after Sunday worship. "Pastor, may I speak with you for a moment?" He spoke as a man who had been thirsty for a long time and finally had a long pull from the cool waters of grace. He didn't know why it finally soaked into him that morning that he was forgiven and free. He had heard the same words spoken and sung the same songs, but he couldn't accept any of it. Guilt is a formidable guardian at the prison where we incarcerate our hearts. He was dehydrated. It had been a long time since drinking in the promises of his baptism. Now is the day of salvation. And tomorrow. And the next day.
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May we follow the road that lies close to a river, Lord, until we thirst no more. Amen.
Deb Grant, resilient child of God, creative tinker of paper, ink, wood, shiny things, paint and words. The human amusement of a parrot and a dog.
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