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hello my name is judiclaire and I am a sinner.
and because I am a sinner, I have this thought a lot, if God’s grace is for everyone, then why do I (a suburban white christian girl, with relatively good grades, and what I would consider a good person) get the same grace as a serial killer, or a rapist, or a gunman.
I try to brush it off, reminding myself that their brokenness came from someone else’s brokenness.
Hurt comes from Hurt.
I try to remind myself that as human’s on this earth, and we’re all fighting battles. Winning some, losing most. Their losses are just a little bit bigger than mine.
In this post, God’s grace vs. goodwill, is a very important distinction to make when talking about grace.
Goodwill is “friendly, helpful, or cooperative feelings or attitude.”
Goodwill is not a justification for actions. It’s almost a search for an explanation. Sin is deep, and usually requires an explanation that can’t be given.
Searching for an explanation, instead of getting the gift we have been given. Taking it with open arms and being forever grateful. I will never be able to understand
We have already been forgiven, we have already been set free.
Amazing grace how sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost but now I’m found.
Was blind but now I see.
‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear
And grace my fears relieved.
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed.
You did this wrong, but look, I did this right. You have everything you need now. Follow Me in peace. Go now in freedom.
Walk now in abundance.
Grace is giving yourself a free pass and realizing that it isn’t free at all.
Grace is giving someone else a free pass and realizing God has already passed His along.