I thought the movie was next Friday.
Some friends invited us to a new Christian movie that had a limited showing. There were only seven tickets left and I really wanted to see it, so I was all in.
But then last night we received the text messages.
“Where are you?”
We’re waiting for you.”
“We have your tickets.”
“You can find us in the theatre.”
Oh no! I really goofed up. For some unknown reason, I had the movie on the calendar a week from yesterday and at this point, there was no way we could get there in time.
I prayed for our friends to give us grace, and they did. Whew!
Aren’t you thankful when friends issue a hall pass?
Psalm 112:4 says, “Even in darkness light dawns for the upright, for those who are gracious and compassionate.”
Who do you need to show grace?
Maybe a friend has disappointed you.
Perhaps a relative didn’t help you out.
It could be a child who didn’t respond in a loving way.
I am preparing for a milestone birthday celebration tomorrow, and a few of my longtime “besties” are not making it in for the party. However, they all live out of town, and I know it’s not easy for them to get here. So, I am walking this talk about grace.
Just as God extends us grace, he desires for us to pay it forward. After all, he gave us a gift of grace when it wasn’t deserved.
“But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ— by grace you have been saved—and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus” (Ephesians 2:4–7).
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