This past Sunday we had the awesome privilege of hosting Carlos Whittaker at MKCC.
He sang as part of the set what is my favourite song of his the opening line of the chorus is:
You’re the God of second chances, You’re the God who still romances.
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It sums up the Gospel of grace that so captivates my heart on a moment by moment basis. Why because I manage to screw things up on such a regular basis. My only hope is grace.
I read a list today of Bible people who God gave a second chance to published by Gary Lamb. Gary is a pastor who a year ago messed up big time and had an affair. Honestly I don't even know how you can piece your life back together after something like that but we can see a glimpse of God's heart by the people he works through in the Bible.
Noah was a drunk
Abraham was too old to be used
Isaac was a daydreamer
Jacob was a liar
Leah was ugly
Joseph was abused
Moses had a stuttering problem
Gideon was afraid
Samson had long hair and was a womanizer
Rahab was a prostitute
Jeremiah and Timothy were too young
David had an affair and was a murderer
Elijah was suicidal
Isaiah preached naked
Jonah ran from God
Naomi was a widow
Job went bankrupt
Peter denied Christ
The Disciples fell asleep while praying
Martha worried about everything
The Samaritan woman was divorced, more than once
Zaccheus was too small
Paul was too religious
Timothy had an ulcer.
AND Lazarus was dead!There is hope for us all in God's grace!