God of Second Chances – Luke 13:1-9

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Read Luke 13:1-9

Whether we’re judging someone else or ourselves, we all need second chances. Whether we’re judging someone else or ourselves, we all need mercy. I’m so grateful that my years of fruitless living didn’t disqualify me from having a relationship with Jesus. I’m so grateful that my years of fruitless living didn’t render me useless to God. And, I’m so grateful for the many people in my life who have taken the time to dig around me, provide fertilizer, and wait for me to bear fruit.

Lord, with repentant hearts we ask for your forgiveness and with grateful hearts we praise you for second chances. Amen.

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TODAY’S DEVOTIONAL WRITTEN BY:

Carmen Bensink Lewis

Salem, Oregon
I am a child of the King, longing for my identity as a Christ follower to seep deep into the fabric of my life. I often fall short of this desire, but God in his mercy repeatedly restores our faith. I believe God is continually preparing us for the next assignment. My time as a missionary in Colombia and work in other countries has solidified for me Paul’s conviction in Galatians that we are “all one in Christ Jesus.” This belief has led my husband, Scott, and me to co-plant Bridge Covenant Church, a multicultural community in Salem, Oregon. Most recently my faith has been stretched by infertility and cancer. In July 2014 we were blessed with one of the most amazing gifts—our son Gideon.

 

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