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September 8, 2006

CONNECTED

I want to get a flashing neon sign installed in my house that can flash two messages.  Either “connected” or “not connected”.  When my wife and I are on the same page, and we both know it, the sign will flash connected.  When it’s broken and we know it one of us can go to the sign and make it read “not connected”.  We actually don’t need the sign; it’s in our vernacular already to refer to what the sign is flashing on any given day. 

What turns the sign to connected?  That’s so easy that I don’t want to give it away right at the moment.  But the answer is far bigger than just what can connect a husband and wife.   It is also the most powerful thing you have to offer anyone.  It’s what sets Christianity apart from any other religion.  It’s a word that is often said from a pulpit but far less lived out in real life.   Grace.   (Couldn’t hold it in any longer)  Grace is surprising, refreshing, unexpected, healing, and life giving.  Grace demolishes selfishness, resentment, arguments, prejudice, pride, anger and bitterness.

Facing a problem with someone with seemingly no solution?  Tried every angle but no success?  It takes humility to be the first to pull the grace card; the same humility that the most powerful being in existence showed us when He extended grace on a cross.   He pulled the grace card so that the sign that signifies our relationship with Him could flash: CONNECTED!

Romans 5:8

8But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

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4 comments

  1. A good post…but I will feel far more connected when your banner at the top of the page doesn’t take up my entire screen when I log in. 😉


  2. Ditto what Singley said.


  3. where did you get that pic? it looks familiar… Also, J-bling, Mike and I had quite the discussion about your “connected” thing… then Virginia walked in. Funny moment. There’s a little more to the story, but I’ll save that for another time.


  4. That was just sick…



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