Monday

amazing grace

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"She was pretty, she used to climb trees. She made jewelry for her family for Christmas. She was the single mother of a son she loved. She tried her hardest, but just like the rest of us, she made mistakes. And we forgave her for them, just like we forgive you."

PostSecret is an ongoing community art project where people mail in their secrets anonymously on one side of a postcard. i won't link, since it can be R-rated, but submissions like this are such a poignant reminder of our brokenness and need for Christ's redemptive love and reconciling grace--as well as our commission to extend that to a world in desperate need of hope.

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men's sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ's ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ's behalf: Be reconciled to God. God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. -2 Corinthians 5:17-21

3 comments:

Debbie said...

You know Suzannah, I am torn by sites like the one you are mentioning. I'm just not sure that unburdening ourselves anonymously through the internet really accomplishes what needs to be accomplished. What are your feelings on that?

suzannah said...

debbie, i think the secrets do more for the readers than the sharers, in terms of helping them to feel less alone in their struggles and problems. as a christian reading, it usually reminds me of the depths of darkness and brokenness in the world--especially apart from Christ--and of my need to be a better witness to his love.

but no, i think you're right, that probably not much healing comes from anonymously unburdening oneself. the internet is a poor substitute for the many things that need to be brought to light with family, friends, spouses, professionals, or counselors. it certainly speaks to the breakdown of intimacy and the changing nature of community in a digital age...but that's a whole other issue!

Penny said...

I am so so glad for the warmth and love of God, the throne of grace and our Saviour who has made access to it possible.

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