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Romans 4:1-17

Promise of Grace

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Romans 4:1-17

Promise of Grace

By Lois Parker Edstrom

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Aren’t rainbows beautiful? It is such a hopeful sight. Rainbows appear when the sun shines through raindrops.

Do you think you could create a rainbow in the sky? Do you think if you worked hard enough or wished hard enough you could cause one to come out? Do you think if you never made a mistake and always tried to do what is right you could cause a rainbow to appear? No, we do not have it in our power to make rainbows appear in the sky.

Rainbows are a gift. We need only be thankful for such a beautiful gift and enjoy the rainbow when it appears.

Rainbows can teach us about another gift – the gift of grace. Grace is God’s love, which is offered to everyone and is always available to all of us. God’s love, or grace, is not something we can make or cause to happen. It is not something that is given to us as a reward for working hard or trying to be good. We don’t need to worry about earning God’s love. God’s love is free and is always there for us. We just need to give thanks for such a wonderful gift, accept it, and enjoy the power and comfort of God’s love.

Scripture quotations from the World English Bible

Copyright 2007, Richard Niell Donovan