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Author and pastor Tim Keller has a wonderful phrase, “The gospel is this: We are more sinful and flawed in ourselves than we ever dared believe, yet at the very same time we are more loved and accepted in Jesus Christ than we ever dared hope.” (The Meaning of Marraige) That is some soul food there, friends.
Read it again.
Let it hit.
More sinful than we dared believe, but more loved than we dared hope.
That really is good news.
It should help us forgive each other and ourselves, and live with courage.
Speaking of courage, let me tell you about this week.
Going through Star Wars Guys !!!!
Life is more difficult than you want it will be.
Life has more challenges and obstacles than you expect.
And that’s okay, because that’s the way it is this side of eternity. Our choice lies not in whether or not we experience heartache, loss, and suffering. Our choice lies in how we experience it and react to it. Do we allow it to dominate us, or do we dominate it. These are fair questions–good questions. I’ve been wrestling with them myself recently.
As a result, I discovered something dangerous about myself.