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Pastor Debbie's E-Devotion - August 9, 2017

Recently, I had a situation that made me want to give up. I've seen a repeated pattern and I thought, "This is hopeless." It didn't feel like it was even worth trying to have hope since that only led to me feeling let down (again).

I then started reading, "The Case For Grace" by Lee Strobel. In it, he shares some amazing stories of transformation. There were more than a few situations that were "hopeless" where most reasonable people would have given up. Yet, somehow, grace was offered (often in lots of forms). And for these people, transformation and redemption took place.


It made me cry. It was grace at work--making a way where there was no way and giving rise to the impossible. It was beautiful. And it was a powerful reminder that as a follower of Christ, I believe in grace, and if I believe in grace, then there's always hope.


I can't count on being the catalyst for change myself, but I can count on God. So, where all hope seems lost, I am invited to hand it over to God and ask for the mystery of grace to take over.


What is it that feels hopeless in your own life? Are you giving up or are you counting on grace? If it's too much for you to change and do, have you given it to God in prayer? If not, will you start today?


Some of the stories in the book took years for transformation to take hold. It's important to remember that grace isn't magic, but it is powerful. And sometimes it takes time for that power to work.


May God bless you,
Pastor Debbie


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Sunday morning parking at the church is available in the high school parking lot on Third Street across from the church and in the city lots west of the church. These lots are available only on Sunday mornings. A small lot for handicapped parking is available just off of Adams Street on the north side of the church, with an accessible entrance directly into the sanctuary. A lift operates between the Fellowship Hall (3rd Street level) and the Sanctuary . William Sound System Receivers and Headsets are available to assist with hearing problems.

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