Bishop’s Heart



No matter what angle you take – God’s grace just doesn’t make sense.  More times than not, the grace of God just isn’t fair.  Too often we’ve confessed (silently or out loud) “This thing called great grace cannot possibly cover what I’ve done.”

Really?!  Maybe the only way to understand the amazing power and freedom of grace is to experience it?   And isn’t that the message that needs more attention in pulpits?  I wonder … is God’s great grace clear to everyone who helps fill-up our sanctuary, small groups or off-campus settings?  Does the power and promise of grace resonate with every soul?  I hope so, but can’t say for sure. 

What I do know is … No sin is so crude and great, and no bitterness is so raw and deep that God’s grace cannot transform the heart and rewrite the story.   What I do know is … the Bible is filled with “trophies and truths of grace”.

And my prayer for this New Year series: The Great Race of Grace  is that it will help all of us develop a deeper appreciation for the life-changing power of God’s unconditional love, God’s unmerited favor and God’s unlimited forgiveness in others and ourselves.


– Ray