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Saturday, March 03, 2007


Well obviously, grace is a key theological term.
As I was holding my daughter yesterday morning, I was reflecting upon Grace. She was sleeping comfortably in my arms, while I was watching about the tornado which killed many students in Enterprise, Al. While celebrating her new life, there was this subtle reminder that all life is a gift of God's.

I like Lesslie Newbigin's words, "God's electing grace calls into being a people charged with the responsibility of being the bearers of his universal salvation." In other words, the grace of God calls us to be witnesses to other people.

So the question is, did we decide to name her Eleanor Grace because of Paul's great words on grace, or because of the Reformer's focus upon justification by grace. While yes, that is not completely true...We were also influenced by the great words of Bono in Grace

It's a name for a girl
It's also a thought that changed the world
And when she walks on the street
You can hear the strings
Grace finds goodness in everything

I pray that Ellie would grow up knowing that God's grace will change the world.

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