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The Search for Grace: My father and My Father

The Search for Grace: My father and My Father

[God][God] dispenses His goodness not with an eyedropper but a fire hydrant. Your heart is a Dixie cup and His grace is the Mediterranean Sea. You simply can’t contain it all,” said Max Lucado. “So let it bubble over. Spill out. Pour forth. ‘Freely you have received, freely give.’ ”

Writing about my journey of grace in this book has only strengthened my resolve to emulate the apostle Paul. “What matters most to me,” Paul wrote, “is to finish what God started: the job the Master Jesus gave me of letting everyone I meet know all about this incredibly extravagant generosity of God.”

That is the joyful task of every follower of Jesus.

Someday may it be written about me on my tombstone: He was so amazed by God’s grace that he couldn’t keep it to himself.

Excerpted with permission from The Case for Grace by Lee Strobel, copyright Zondervan.

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Your Turn

If your relationship with your father is broken or strained, pause today and ask the Lord to show you what your part in the conflict is. Reach out, call, write a note. If your father has passed away and that’s not possible, spend time today talking with God about your dad, ask for forgiveness, pray for the strength to forgive, and thank God for whatever positive things you can remember about your father even if it’s just that God used him to give you half of your DNA. Think about God’s grace in your life and share it with others today! Overflow with amazement at His extravagant generosity and tell your story of His goodness to others! Come join the conversation on our blog! We want to hear from you!