One of my favorite authors, Mary DeMuth, is releasing a new book in October called Everything. You can imagine my delight when she accepted me as part of her Book Launch Team! You’ll be hearing more about this in the coming weeks, but I have gotten more and more excited as I read through the book.
In the first chapter, Mary writes about how God redeems us.
“Our redemption is an outrageous, initiating act accomplished by God alone.” Mary DeMuth, Everything
We’re a society of doers . . .
We see a problem, and we try to solve it.
We experience a hurt, and we attempt to fix it.
We like to do. It makes us feel like we’re in control. When it comes to our own salvation, though, we can’t do it. We could never do enough or be enough.
“We cannot fully satisfy a holy God.” Mary DeMuth, Everything
Normally, that would be quite a depressing thought. Without God’s perfect plan to reunite his children to Himself, we would certainly have reason to despair. But…
“God did what we could not. He sent His beautifully sinless Son to take our place, to satisfy for all time God’s wrath upon sin.” Mary DeMuth, Everything
Today, let’s take a break from “doing” and be willing to let God chase after us.
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