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Bill Knott

is the editor and executive publisher of Adventist Review.

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GRACE IS AN INVITATION

That moment when we trust ourselves to grace—haltingly, even tentatively—becomes the pivot of our everafter. Our looming fear reminds us always of our sins: it tempts us to believe that only righteous deeds can ever change the Father’s frown. But Scripture tells us we are deeply and unchangeably loved “while we were yet sinners,” before we knew to tidy up our act, behave accordingly, or polish our veneers. Jesus is the Father’s standing—kneeling, dying, rising—invitation to trust that love that will not let us go. Our Lord invites us to embrace the grace we never thought was meant for us, to revel in the long, essential kindness we will never deserve but may always enjoy. So stay in grace.

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