to God’s grace because you believe.

“Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we also have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we celebrate in hope of the glory of God.” (Romans 5:1-2 NASB)

Lord Jesus introduces those who believe in Him to God’s gift of grace. An introduction to life. Saved from destruction, and born-again as God’s child, this is but the beginning of a forever life with Him. Plenty of reasons to celebrate if we believe. Peace with God, that’s a big one, better than being His enemy. When learning His thoughts and ways living of life becomes blessed with glory to follow.

“The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, heirs also, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him so that we may also be glorified with Him.

For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us.” (Romans 8:16-18 NASB)

I know life is difficult for more and more of God’s children and I expect it will get worse. Evil has become blatant in its many forms consuming the spirits of men. Truth hardly gets a hearing while error drives souls insane. Signs of the times. Thank God we, like Noah, are not unaware.