I looked around church this morning and for some reason, this truth struck me and made me all emotional. God is still at work. He is still redeeming the lives of those who love Him. Church is full of people who have made big huge honking mistakes, people who are victims of other people's choices, people who have struggled with unhealthy habits, broken marriages, financial ruin. And you know what? God is redeeming these lives, making them beautiful once again. I only know the stories of a fraction of people in that room this morning, and I see beauty from what was once ugliness. Their stories are beautiful. They show God's mercy, God's healing, God's love.
I am so thankful to be a story of God's redeeming grace.