Friday, September 10, 2010


I'm convinced we will not and cannot understand the unlimited reach of either sin or grace. 

Sin is like the national debt.  Who can fathom millions in the dollars?  Extend that to billions and I have trouble writing that number out on paper let alone grasping the concept more than "lots".  Yet now our national debt is in terms of trillions....when I was completely under at millions.

Grace's scope is yet another unimaginable fascination.  It is of the brilliance of current technology.  I battled the office powers when they wanted me to get a mouse instead of clicking a key on the computer.  I drug my feet at a mouse.  Now that is pretty ha ha ha material right there.

But bring in iPhones and iPads and iDrops (ooops not the last one) and I'm sunk.  I don't get it.  I have this blog only because I signed up for something completely different and accidentally established this.  Google is coming out with a mind-reading scan that when we cruise to find the weather in Juneau, Alaska as soon as we type in weather in j it will finish with immediate choices like jackson, ms., jacksonville, il., or juneau, ak.  Who puts all this data into a 3 x 5 iPhone?  How does one tuck that much info into that little of a space?

Sin is so enormous we can't possibly begin to pay it off and grace is so extreme that our imagination as to how it works only expands its ability to work.

The Law came in so that the transgression would increase; but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more...Romans 5:20.  Who can understand this?  Who can explain it?  All we can do is believe it.  That would insist faith be a significant size. 

Otherwise we will try to humanize sin and grace and conclude very little of either.


Anonymous said...

You can't talk grace to someone who refuses to acknowledge sin. That's why self-righteousness cuts people off from grace.

jason reeves said...

Hey. Fantastic thoughts. This article is going to close tomorrow morning's message out for me. Thanks!

Glory to God!


Liz Moore said...

I just wrote down some thoughts on Faith. And low and behold I come to your blog and what do I find... FAITH!! I believe God is trying to tell me something! I'm glad he chose you to speak through. Blessings my sweet friend!

Anonymous said...

Loved this post, Terry! I shared it on my facebook page. Our God IS mind-boggling, isn't he??