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“Praise God from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Christ, all people here below;
Praise Holy Spirit evermore;
Praise Triune God, whom we adore.”

Neil Weatherhogg, “Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow,” 1990

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We have been ransomed through his Son’s blood, and we have forgiveness for our failures based on his overflowing grace, which he poured over us with wisdom and understanding.

Ephesians 1:7-8

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“Do-over,” was a regular cry in my childhood backyard, no matter what game we were playing. The logic was that if we granted ourselves another chance, we would certainly improve upon the previous attempt. We were quick to take do-overs for ourselves, and often quicker to deny others the same opportunity.

Do we sometimes take that approach in our life of faith? Happy to take grace, but not so eager to see others get anything less than what they have coming to them. Convincing ourselves the sins of another person surely outweigh our own shortcomings is easy. Comprehending the extent of God’s grace is not. Grace is not ours for the taking but rather God’s for the giving. It is a gift to be received. God gives it so freely that it cannot be contained.

There aren’t enough do-overs in the world that would allow us to perfect the mistakes we make in our humanness. There is however a gracious God who understands and loves us anyway, all of us. What a gift indeed! #AmazingGraceHowSweetTheSound

Neil Myer

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O God, I can never thank you enough for forgiving my failures. Help me to never take the gift of your grace for granted. Amen.

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Go into the world remembering God’s richest blessings are not found in the randomness of everyday life but in the gift that is the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Neil Myer

Neil Myer is a child of God, husband, father, and sports enthusiast. He currently serves as Director of Christian Education and Youth Ministries at Pioneer Memorial Presbyterian Church in Solon, OH.

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