Fall Into Grace

Fall Into Grace

by Shingai

Our church theme for the next few weeks is Zeal For The House and I have been thinking hard about my personal walk: its past, present and future. One thing I can say is that it is important to Fall Into Grace when we so-called “mess up”. I am not one for Christian terminologies —remember the term ‘backsliding’? I cringe each time it [now rarely] comes up. It’s as if we we’re doing a moonwalk or something.

Anyways, back to the topic: I remember having coffee with some friends a few years ago after we were all hit by unexpected and devastating news. We all [eventually] laughed about the entire situation on a macro-level and decided that we are going to deal with it in grace.

This meant not running away from the church but still showing up. We are all dealing with stuff, most of us unseen, and when we’re in church, people often make up their own realities about who we are. I know I have. I don’t believe it’s hypocritical to deal with issues whilst still coming to church and doing your part.

Obviously, there are limits and contexts to these. I am highlighting individual personal issues that may weigh us down and make us feel like we don’t deserve to even step foot in church. “Oh, but you don’t know what I did last night”. Well, God already knows what we did, and He wants you in His house.

My daughter is so precious to me, and no matter how many times she messes up (she broke my tablet screen recently), I don’t hold a grudge against her. I still want her to come to me. I still want her to know that Daddy’s a safe place.

No matter what you’re going through, don’t run away from His house nor from His presence. May you fall into His grace.

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