We call it grace

Dear Saints and Sinners,

Henry Clay was a skilled lawyer  and politician from Kentucky. He served in both the United States' Senate and House of Representatives. Clay first used the term “self-made man (woman)” in 1832. Since then, the phrase has become a kind of watchword for our culture. The church believes that the phrase, a “self-made man (woman)”, is a lie. All of us, as Christians, are made through the gifts of the saints. None of us is self-created. The gifts of saints past, nurture and form us. We call it “grace.”

None of us have achieved any of our accomplishments alone. We stand on the shoulders of those who have gone on before us. When we rise up to heights that tempt us with pride, it is the saints who hold our ladder.

Ponder in prayer this day and always the ones Jesus used to reveal the identity of God to you. Give thanks for the lives that made the sacred introduction to you.

For further reflection read Matthew 5:1-12 and Hebrews 11.

This Sunday we will be honoring the lives of those who have gone before us. We call it “grace.”

Pastor David J. Jensen

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