From: Drue Rockett
“But when He who had set me apart before I was born, and who called me by His grace…” Galatians 1:15
Few things build my faith more than the stories of grace and redemption our Father writes in the lives of His children. Whether its reading Paul tell his story to the Galatians, listening to a fellow neighborhood group member share about their journey to Christ, or even reflecting on my own coming into the faith, I grasp the heart of Jesus more through each exercise. Lately, I have struggled to rest in God’s sovereignty over my life. Dwelling on the reality that before I was even born, every day of my life was recorded in His book (Psalm 139:16) brings me a sense of security.
While no story is the same and we all come to know the Lord at different ages, through different means, the common thread is that it really has nothing to do with us. It is entirely His doing. He is the initiator. He chose us not only before we were born, but before the foundation of the world. If He had not loved us first, we would refuse him still. It is by grace alone that we have communion with Christ, thankfully, because we are not worthy even to gather up the crumbs from under His table.
Father, in this Lenten season, may we become increasingly aware of our utter depravity before You, and may that awareness help us to savor the sweetness of Your mercy.
My husband Carson and I live in Back Bay just a couple of blocks from the Charles River Esplanade. Come over and have a picnic with us this spring!