Monday, November 9, 2020
See God Calls
I was ready to be sought out by those who did not ask, to be found by those who did not seek me. I said, ‘Here I am, here I am’, to a nation that did not call on my name.
For we hold that a person is justified by faith apart from works prescribed by the law.
Words of Grace For Today
Not only do we hold that a person is justified by faith apart from works prescribed by the law, but we believe that even that faith is not an act of a person, nor can it be. Faith is a gift created for us and given to us by God, and God alone. We do, say, think or believe nothing that contributes to this gift nor earns it in anyway.
We hold that we are justified only by Grace, which is God’s gift freely given to us.
How many times have we striven to reach God, with no success.
Our only hope is that God is ready to be sought out by those who did not ask, to be found by those who did not seek. Indeed God walks with us always, saying ‘Here I am, here I am’ to us even when we do not call out God’s name.
This is the mystery of life: that God gives everything even when we deserve nothing. God promises to give us life abundant, even when we expect and experience everything but life abundant. God’s promises are sure, most often hidden in plain site.
God calls out, from the beauty of nature, through the unconditional love of God’s children, with the voices of those most in need of the basics of life.
Time to trust those promises and answer God’s call to enact God’s will with all our hearts, mind and strength.