– Excerpt from Emily P. Freeman, Grace for the Good Girl
I understood at an early age about the first rescue. Jesus came to save sinners. He came for the lost, the broken, the hurt, and the lonely. He came to heal sick people and to raise dead people and to die for the sins of everyone.
Never once did I consider he also came to save me from myself.
I’m a good girl who has done good things and has good intentions for the world around me. What harm could I do to myself?
But then I reconsider, and I think of the effort and the work. And then the shame. I think of the worry that keeps me up at night.
Jesus came to save me from myself. He came to save me from self-effort. He didn’t just die for my sin to give me forgiveness; he rose again to give me life.
And so he beckons me, “Come.”
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Every day in October I’m sharing a short quote on grace from a favorite book.
- Does it matter if Jesus is divine?
- Not in our strength