1. This is a wonderful post, thank you for including verse 17. I was one of the people walking around condemning myself, and not realizing it was the accuser of the brethren.This is a gift no would return.

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      Rebecca, I love that verse too. It’s good to constantly remind ourselves we live in the time of God’s favor. Happy Easter.

  2. Wonderful to realize that all the promises of God under the New Covenant rest on HIS amazing faithfulness – not my ceaseless striving!
    Blessings, Rachel! Wonderful, God-exalting post!

  3. Wow! Rachel, this is a great reminder. And I didn’t know that about the poets – interesting! You are so right. Jesus’ gift of salvation is free to everyone, and that’s something I think we often forget. Blessings!

  4. England is on my bucket list. Just thought I’d throw that out there. When our vision is clouded with opinion it can be tempting to forget that no one is beyond God’s reach. Blessings and have a good weekend. Linking with you at Grace and Truth.

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      Ginger, I really hope you get to go to England one day. You’re so right – our vision can get clouded. We need God’s perspective.

  5. Rachel, I especially love how you were able to compare the two in your writing and I love the truth behind what you wrote. While there is a one-size-fits-all message to share about Jesus Christ, when it comes to us, there is no one-size fits all in God’s kingdom. He accepts us as we are, so beautiful.

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      I love that, Crystal – there is no one-size fits all in God’s Kingdom. He accepts us all, no matter how different. And so often we try to make everyone be the same.

  6. We’re all equally unworthy of God’s grace, aren’t we? Yet He lavishes it upon us anyway – while we were still sinners and in fact His enemies. I stand in awe of such grace! Thank you for sharing with us at Grace & Truth!

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      I love how you use the word “lavish” because it speaks perfectly of God’s goodness to us. Thanks, Jennifer.

  7. How wonderful that God still loves us, even when we fall short! Love that we alway get that opportunity to be redeemed through His grace and mercy.

  8. Love this description of the “one-size-fits-all-gift” we have in salvation. That is a powerful contrast with your Westminster Abbey story. No one excluded from the good news of the gospel!

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      No one is excluded from the good news of the gospel and, thankfully, no one remains unchanged when they accept the gospel. Thanks, Betsy.

  9. Great message and reminder of the grace we are so freely given and how we need to remember to offer the same to others! Thanks Rachel!

  10. Rachel, I am so glad Jesus is so giving and wonderful. I love the song “Just As I” because Jesus accepted me in love and grace. Thank you for stopping by and your kind support. PS I would be honored if you consider linking up with Literacy Musing Mondays. We accept devotionals and anything posts dealing with literacy, reading, writing, blogging, and learning.

  11. Love this post, Rachel! I liked how you tied in the unacceptance of the world with the acceptance of the one size fits all gift that God offers us. Straight and to the point. Sharing this post today! Thank for for sharing your stories with us at Sitting Among Friends!

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