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
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How is God’s grace opening you to the spacious skies of God’s infinite love? Share your thoughts.
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
My Saviour God; How great Thou art, how great Thou art.
—from “How Great Thou Art,” words and music by Stuart K. Hine, 1949
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