Letter to the Romans the Apostle Paul tries to express perhaps the central truth of our faith. He uses the example of Abraham, one of the most well-known figures of the Old Testament, to show that salvation is a gift from God, and not our own doing. We would like to think that God loves us at least partly because we are lovable. We do our best to live up to God’s hopes, and we hope God notices. But Paul wants us to remember that grace comes to us when we have done nothing to earn it. We do not deserve God’s blessing. It is ours, not because of who we are but because of who God is. It’s a gift, from a loving and generous God. The text for Jonathan’s
sermon, “For Free,” is Romans 4:1-5, and 13-18.
Yes, it’s also time to “Spring Forward” into the start of Daylight Saving Time. Set your clocks ahead before going to sleep on Saturday night. And if you really want to be kind to yourself, go to bed an hour early!
See you on Sunday!