God’s End Game

by Berni Dymet

John 3:17  “Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.”

“Religion” is one of those words that makes me squirm.  It’s about rules and rituals.  And to tell you the truth – just living out my day-to-day life, the routine – I have more than enough of those in my life. 

Don’t need any more.

Many of us – at least up in our heads – we know that God is a God of grace and forgiveness and mercy.  But in our hearts sometimes, we fall back on this sneaking suspicion that that’s all too good to be true.  That really – God has to be this old man with a big stick.  He just has to be.

That’s why I regularly reacquaint myself with Jesus.  Not some soft, fluffy image I may have of Him in my head,  but the Jesus in the Bible.  That Jesus.   The One who hung on that Cross for me.

Because it’s that Jesus who came to save me; it’s that Jesus who reminds me that God is a God of grace and forgiveness and mercy.

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