Sometimes I wake up and I just don’t feel like doing anything of importance. Today was one such day. Usually, to be honest, I follow my feelings: I take a walk, I bake, but I certainly don’t do any work. But today I didn’t really have the choice! There were important things to be done—homework, mainly, and grocery shopping and laundry. Despite not accomplishing anything near what I should have today, not to mention the questionable attitude I had toward my work, I decided tonight that the sunset was far too lovely to miss.
And oh, am I glad I took that walk! What a glorious spring day. Ça fait du bien, to quote the language I should have been studying today.
I’m so thankful for God’s grace. If my salvation rested on my works, I’d be eternally lost! Only by His grace am I justified.
But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it—the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins. It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.
What a good reminder, especially with Easter coming up, of the importance of my Savior’s sacrifice: His incarnation, perfect life and ministry, death, burial, and resurrection. And now He is seated in Heaven and will soon return to claim His people! Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.