Last month, a Toronto Police officer purchased a shirt and tie for an alleged shoplifter, after learning the young man needed the clothing for an upcoming job interview. Constable Niran Jeyanesan wanted to show kindness to someone who had fallen on hard times… and “wanted a chance at life.” This beautiful story illustrates God’sgrace to us. Paul wrote “…God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Like the young man in the story, we have all fallen on hard times. God’s Word says, “…all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” And like that good police officer, God offers His grace, with the words, “By grace you are saved through faith, and not of yourselves, it is the gift of God.” If you want a chance at life, turn to Jesus. He’ll give it to you.
Pastor Alex Rockwell
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