By Dr James Allen
from the Life and Times of Jesus Michael Ruszala
"One Solitary Life"
He never wrote a book
He never held an office
He never went to college
He never visited a big city
He never traveled more than two hundred miles
from the place He was born
He did none of the things
usually associated with greatness
He had no credentials but Himself.....
Nineteen centuries have come and gone....
All the armies that have ever marched
All the navies that have ever sailed
All the parliaments that have ever sat
All the kings that have ever reigned put together...
Have not affected the life of mankind on earth
As powerfully as that one solitary life!
from Grace: More Than We Deserve by Max Lucado
Have you ever been changed by grace? Shaped by grace? Strengthened by grace?
Emboldened by grace? Softened by grace? Snatched by the nape of the neck
and shaken to your senses by grace? God's grace has a drenching about it. A
wildness about it. A white-water, riptide, turn-you-upside-downness about it.
Grace comes after you. It rewires you. From insecure to God-secure. From
regret-riddled to better-because-of-it. From afraid-to-die to ready-to-fly. Grace
is the power that calls us to change and then gives the power to pull it off.
The Christian is a person within whom Christ is happening!