Grace: To Rest, To Fight

 

We are in constant battle,
and grace is just as much our haven of rest as it is our resolve to fight.

Grace cheers for you, roots for you, and receives you again and again:
with a direction and momentum that says you’re better than this.

Grace will confront the sin like a surgeon’s tool and work through it to the messy end.

Grace does not excuse nor absolve sin,
but acknowledges the reality of our great desperate need as sinners. 
It’s not merely comfort, but healing.

Grace is a cross, a substitution, an atonement, a victory over the grave —
a handful of gritty truths wrapped in flesh that breathed the air and dirt of this earth.

It’s a beautiful, wonderful, furious, unchanging, heart-stopping love
that cannot be shaken no matter what.

Jesus: he is our rest, our fight.

 

— J.S.

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