I’m not perfect.
I like to think that I am. I like to think that nothing I do is ever wrong, hurtful, or misguided. I like to think that I am without faults. I like to think that it is never my fault. I like to think that any wrongs I experiences are always because of someone else’s influence. I like to think that I am perfect.
Yet, I am not. None of us are. We make mistakes. We say the wrong things. We laugh at the wrong jokes. We hurt people. We disregard the need of others.
Everyday through word, thought, and deed, we are people capable of doing incredible good, but at the same time unthinkable wrongs. Because of this, we are all in need of God’s grace and love. As Paul reminds us in Romans 3, none of us are without the need of God’s grace. We need the forgiveness of the Father who we hurt when we hurt others. We need the love of compassion that comes when we seek God’s mercy through our faith in Jesus Christ.
God’s grace removes the guilt from our wrongs and puts us back on a path towards a deep and holy relationship with the Lord.
We may believe that we do not need God’s grace. That everything we do is perfect. Yet, we need God’s grace and love to cover us, to protect us, and to surround us through our days and lives.
Where do you need God’s grace to touch you and remove the guilt from a wrong? Where do you need to experience God’s grace today for the first time or the 1,000th time?