Unity and grace …

“If the wicked are shown grace, they don’t seem to get it. In the Land of right living, they persist in wrong living, blind to the splendor of God.” Isaiah 26:10

strengthI’ve become a faithful TV spectator of football—college and professional. In a recent game, yellow flags flew all over the field for unsportsmanlike conduct and other no-no’s. The TV commentators moaned, and the coach standing on the sidelines frowned and shook his head. It’s too bad the TV cameras couldn’t have continued to film in the locker room following that game.

Perhaps the coach needs to play baseball with the players when they continue to show little grace for their opponents—three strikes and you’re out until you learn how to play the game fairly.

The 26th chapter of Isaiah is full of pleas and thanksgiving for a God of grace, and a reminder that all people really want is “a peaceful and whole life” (v. 12).

Lord, let us strive to live a life of right living. Amen


About lindagillis

I am a retired church office servant, a writer, speaker for conferences, events, and retreats, and advocate for those who work in the church office. I began writing seriously after winning the 2006 Guideposts Writer's Workshop and being published in "Guideposts" and "Angels on Earth" magazines. I have self-published two book, "The Donut Theory--Meditation and Inspiration for the Church Office" and "Humble Beginnings--Daily Meditation Moments". My other passion is family and traveling to visit family and friends.
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