Christianity is a relationship between each of us and Jesus Christ. He sealed that bond when He shed his blood for the remission of our sins.
We give thanks for Jesus’s unselfish act. But we also must remember that He died for not only us and our sins but also those of the neighbor we don’t see eye to with. While we think we are safe in the arms of God. We have to realize go loves those in the correction systems, county jails, state department of corrections and the federal bureau of prisons.
I remember a conversation I had with a close friend about the son of a young woman who previously went to church with us. The son’s name appeared in the “vital statistics” column-what our city
newspaper calls the list of the new arrests. My friend said something profound, “There, but for the grace of God, goes me.”
It is through the grace of God that we have a relationship with Jesus. It is because of that grace that our Lord endured Calvary for us.