Lately I have been thinking about the grace of Jesus. It is a very difficult thing for me to grasp at times. I know it isn’t supposed to be that hard to understand. Sometimes I make things harder by thinking too much.
I took this photo last year around Easter. These crosses are on a hill beside the Assembly of Faith church in Morgan County, KY. I wanted to get a sunset shot with the crosses in the foreground. As usual, I arrived a little too late for the setting sun, but managed to get a late sunset shot. I think it worked OK with the silhouette of the crosses. I just hope no one was watching me climb up the steep hill carrying my tripod and camera bag. Believe me, there was no grace shown by me.
It is hard for me to understand at times that the eternal creator, Lord, and Master of all things would die on a cross because He loves me. I know the president would not, nor would the governor, or any elected official. Maybe some of my family would, but I could never ask them to make such a sacrifice. I guess that is part of the difficulty for us to grasp, for we never asked Jesus to do what He did. He did it out of love for mankind, that we could be brought back into harmony with our Creator just as it was meant to be in the beginning.
Most days I feel so unworthy to accept this love. So if you are struggling with accepting the grace of God at times, just know you aren’t alone.
Whenever I see pictures or paintings of the cross, it evokes both sadness and hope. Sadness that God’s creation became so selfish and ungrateful that Jesus had to come, but full of hope because of the promises that God gave us because he has saved us through that cross.
I am glad He took into consideration that I was never going to be good enough to enter into His presence, but He wants me there anyway.
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