“I believe like a child that suffering will be healed and made up for, that all the humiliating absurdity of human contradictions will vanish like a pitiful mirage, like the despicable fabrication of the impotent and infinitely small Euclidean mind of man, that in the world’s finale, at the moment of eternal harmony, something so precious will come to pass that it will suffice for all hearts, for the comforting of all resentments, for the atonement of all the crimes of humanity, for all the blood that they’ve shed; that it will make it not only possible to forgive but to justify all that has happened.”
― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov
God’s grace is amazing – every moment from the beginning of time to the fulfillment of this age is marked by it, whether we recognize it or not. The reading of the above quote was for me the climax of an incredible weekend packed full of learning and encouragement and… grace.
I had the privelege to attend a wonderful conference last month in Atlanta, GA. Women from our church’s denomination gathered from all over the world for the sixth international women’s conference put on by the PCA.
The theme was Amazing Grace 360 – The Whole Gospel, the Whole Life, and the Whole World. It focused on God’s grace, “not from an ‘easy believism’ concept of grace, but from a biblically historical redemptive focus on Christ and His sufficiency.” (From the conference materials.)
I wish all of you could have been there with me, and I can’t even begin to adequately relate all that I learned, but I didn’t want to miss the opportunity to share with you the closing sermon from our weekend. It was given by Brian Habig, and was entitled “Home”.
If you need encouragement today, as I do, please have a listen. God bless and sustain you until you are home and free from cares!