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From the Editor’s Chair

See to it that no one be deprived of the grace of God. (Hebrews 12:15)

Dear Friends

Imagine yourself as a teenager again.  You’ve asked your father if he will give you and your friends a lift to the Cinema, but all he does is look into your eyes in silence.  Then a grin flashes across his face.  Reaching into his pocket, he hands you the keys to his brand new car.  “It’s all yours tonight, he tells you.  “be careful.”  Your emotions swirl as you turn the ignition—elation,  awe and a healthy dose of fear!  You have been entrusted with an object of great value.

This illustration is not far from reality, because God has given us something even more precious than a new car.  He has entrusted us with his grace.  And he has entrusted us with the mission of sharing that grace with everyone around us.  “See to it, he says, “that no one be deprived of the grace of God” (Hebrews 12:15).

So how do we spread God’s grace?  Well, let’s consult the owner’s manual—the Bible!  This verse comes in the middles of a call to live in unity with each other.  Relationships are key!  As we treat others in the profoundly merciful manner that God treats us, they’ll experience God’s grace, and that grace will move them closer to him.

Scripture urges us: strive for peace with everyone … that no bitter root spring up and cause trouble! (Hebrews  12:14,15).  Do you have a relationship that isn’t at peace? Ask the Holy Spirit to help you extend grace to that person - no matter who is right or wrong.  Pray for that person.  In your heart, offer forgiveness.  It may help to even say it out loud.  Or maybe you need to ask for forgiveness.  Ask God for the grace to do it, and then go out of your way to serve that person.  Don’t expect anything in return.  Just focus on the privilege of handling God’s precious grace.

God Bless



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