The godly may trip seven times, but they will get up again. (Proverbs 24:16; NLT)
I read the story of the woman caught in the act and each time I read it, it blows my mind away. This woman was not caught in her undies or coming out of a guy’s room in the middle of the night. There was no iota of assumption in what she was doing because she was caught red handed.
I know so many Christians who are so quick to condemn those who have fallen. My dad always says that the church is the only army that shoots its wounded. Isn’t that sad? Why can’t we all be like Jesus, offering unconditional love and acceptance? Joyce Meyer said people complain about the folks in Church being messed up and she wondered that wasn’t that why they were in Church in the first place?
The love of God is a safe harbour…the Psalmist says that the name of the Lord is a strong tower… It is a place where I can run to and be safe from condemnation. A place I know that no matter how many times I fall, God’s love is there to pick me up and dust me – again and again.
Today I’m thankful for:
- God’s love
- His unconditional acceptance
- the brothers and sisters in Christ who offer encouragement
- My parents who showed me the way to go and offer support when I’m not so strong
- My Sisters at Thankful Thursday
For more thankful hearts, Check with Iris at Sting My Heart.