James 4:6 (ceb)
This is from an email chain that I received awhile back, and it’s the perfect little story about God’s grace for us. I hope it’s the perfect reminder of just how blessed we are to receive His unending grace.
“I was at the grocery store and heard a loud crash and something shattering. Being nosy, walked towards the sound and saw some people whispering and looking back to the end of the next aisle. Walked down that aisle, saw an older lady had hit a shelf containing dishes with her cart and many had fallen to the ground and broke. She was kneeling on the floor embarrassed, frantically picking up the shattered pieces, while her husband was peeling off the bar code from each broken dish saying “Now we will have to pay for all this!”
Felt so bad for her, and everyone was just standing there staring at her!! Knelt beside her and told her not to worry and started helping her pick up the broken pieces. After about a minute, the store manager came and knelt beside us and said, “Leave it, we will clean this up. Let’s get your information so you can go to the hospital and have that cut on your hand looked at.”
The lady, totally embarrassed said, “I need to pay for all this first.” The manager smiled, helped her to her feet and said, “No ma’am, we have insurance for this, you do not have to pay anything!”
For you who have read this so far, I would like you to give me a minute. Wherever you are, close your eyes, and imagine God doing the same for you!
Collect the pieces of your broken heart from all the blows life has thrown at you. God will heal all your wounds, and I assure you that your sins and mistakes will be forgiven.
You see, we all have the same insurance, and it’s called Grace. When you accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior and ask for forgiveness, the Manager of the universe, GOD, will say to you “Everything has already been paid for, now go on your way, all is forgiven!”
What have you been carrying around with you that requires God’s grace in order to let go of it?
For God’s unending grace to touch your heart and make an impact on your life today.