I grew up believing that salvation was something that happened after the altar call during the singing of “Just as I Am,” when someone prayed for God’s forgiveness and accepted Christ into their lives. I still believe that experience can be part of God’s work of salvation. But there is more.
Salvation is an ongoing work of grace through which I am being released from the suffocating smallness of life turned in on itself to live in the spacious greatness of God’s boundless life and love.
—James A. Harnish, Easter Earthquake: How Resurrection Shakes Our World (Upper Room Books, 2017)
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Out of my distress I called on the Lord; the Lord answered me and set me in a broad place.
—Psalm 118:5, NRSV
Prayer for the Week
For the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.
And he shall reign for ever and ever.
King of kings forever and ever!
And Lord of lords forever and ever!
From Messiah by George Frideric Handel et al., 1685–1759.
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(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
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