Forgiveness and Grace

Sara and I reading some of the key conversations in THE SHACK in the mornings as she gets ready to leave for work at 6:30. This morning, we came across this:

“McKenzie, even if you had been to blame, her love is much stronger than your fault could ever be.”

What a way to start the day! I must have missed this little nugget in the eight or nine times I’ve read through this book. Or, at least it didn’t hit me in the same way, because I don’t recall seeing it before. Sure it’s talking about a daughter’s love for her father, but doesn’t this also reflect the love the Father has for each of us? Isn’t that so often missed in our religious attempts to get people to feel guilty or to work harder?

God’s love is much stronger than our faults could ever be!

Think about that. There is no failure, no place of brokenness in our lives that can separate us from the love that is so much stronger, so much more fathomless than any of us can conceive today. If we really, truly knew that we would know how to simply live in him today and enjoy his presence with us! I’m pretty sure that’s all he wants.

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  1. Lauren December 6, 2007 at 1:16 pm

    Beautiful piece of truth!

  2. Lauren December 6, 2007 at 4:16 pm

    Beautiful piece of truth!

  3. kent December 6, 2007 at 8:12 pm

    Wayne, these are some lyrics to a song about seeing the world through God’s eyes and touching it with his compassion. I just love this idea of there being nothing we can do that causes him to turn away in disgust. The Shack is full of little nuggets like that one. I’ve read it as many times and I am still finding them.

    When there’s all kinds of chaos
    And everyone is walking lame
    You don’t even blink now, do you
    Or even look away

  4. kent December 6, 2007 at 11:12 pm

    Wayne, these are some lyrics to a song about seeing the world through God’s eyes and touching it with his compassion. I just love this idea of there being nothing we can do that causes him to turn away in disgust. The Shack is full of little nuggets like that one. I’ve read it as many times and I am still finding them.

    When there’s all kinds of chaos
    And everyone is walking lame
    You don’t even blink now, do you
    Or even look away

  5. Jon December 7, 2007 at 2:55 pm

    Wayne, what an amazing thought it kind of takes ones breath away. It reminds me of something that I read from one of Brennan Mannings books(I can’t remember which).

    There is nothing you can do today that will make God love you anymore, and there is nothing that you can do today that will make him love you any less..AWESOME. I love the God I read about in the Shack.

  6. Jon December 7, 2007 at 5:55 pm

    Wayne, what an amazing thought it kind of takes ones breath away. It reminds me of something that I read from one of Brennan Mannings books(I can’t remember which).

    There is nothing you can do today that will make God love you anymore, and there is nothing that you can do today that will make him love you any less..AWESOME. I love the God I read about in the Shack.

  7. lori December 9, 2007 at 7:51 pm

    Thank you for this blog sight and for this very line: “God’s love is much stronger than our faults could ever be!” There is such a story to tell as to how God used this in my life today. It was the puzzle piece I have been looking for but could not put in the perfect words. And here it was! Thank Him for working always beyond our expectations!

  8. lori December 9, 2007 at 10:51 pm

    Thank you for this blog sight and for this very line: “God’s love is much stronger than our faults could ever be!” There is such a story to tell as to how God used this in my life today. It was the puzzle piece I have been looking for but could not put in the perfect words. And here it was! Thank Him for working always beyond our expectations!

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