Crazy busy Wednesday in my neck of the woods! But our move is pretty much finished (just a few odds and ends left to gather up), and we are settling in. So happy! Sat on our porch last night and stared out at the dark behind our house. Suh-weet…
Genesis 10:32 (NIV)–These are the clans of Noah’s sons, according to their lines of descent, within their nations. From these the nations spread out over the earth after the flood.
God is AMAZING. No sooner had he destroyed the earth because of the wickedness of people… No sooner had the righteous Noah passed out in his tent in a drunken stupor… No sooner had two sons totally disrespected their father… And God started all over again.
That’s grace. Love. The unexplained mystery of our Almighty. He doesn’t hold a grudge. No, really. I want you to stop and think about that one for a second. He. Doesn’t. Hold. A. Grudge. He didn’t give up when Adam and Eve fell. He didn’t give up when the whole world fell to pieces and only Noah’s family was left. He didn’t give up when even Noah tripped and smashed his face in the mud.
So what makes you think you’re the one who’s going to reach the end of His patience and mercy? Can’t we be pretty arrogant sometimes in our self-condemnation? We start to think surely He can’t forgive us… Surely we’re the ones who are going to cause Him to throw His hands in the air and give up.
But we’re not. If we understood His infinite love and His awesome grace, we’d know. We’d know He’s not giving up. He loves us too much to walk away before the final “The End.”
Aren’t we all glad He’s a God like that?