What is the absolute lowest point that you have ever fallen? For me, it was nearly eight years ago. It seems like yesterday… and like a lifetime ago. Through selfish, sinful decisions and actions, I lost everything; a marriage, a home, a job and virtually every person I considered a friend… all gone. I remember that morning, pulling out of the driveway of my home for the last time, not knowing where I was headed. I remember thinking, “How did I get here?” I was totally lost, defeated, lonely and scared.
In desperation, I turned back to the faith of my childhood and early adult years. And there, at the foot of the cross, God’s power began a work in my life. I brought brokenness and sin to the cross, and God brought grace and restoration. God showed me that His mercy and love are FAR greater than His wrath. I deserved nothing, but He offered me everything.
Through the hope I found at the cross, I learned that there is no depth that our sin can take us to that God’s grace, love and restorative power cannot reach. The only thing getting in the way was me. Although the process was painful and the road to restoration was long, God has blessed me with so much more than I ever lost.
The same grace and love that reached down to me and lifted me out of the brokenness and hopelessness is there for you today. There is nothing God wants more than to restore us unto himself so that we can truly experience real love, real life, and real hope.
This Sunday, we will share in a special time at the cross, the very place where God’s grace and love intersect, in a reflective time of communion. I invite you to bring all of your brokenness, loneliness, hopelessness and lay them at the foot of the cross. When we cover ourselves in God’s matchless grace and unending love, we can experience His restorative power and find true hope. Here are the songs that we will sing together this Sunday: