But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions — it is by grace you have been saved.
We have no claim to bring to God. We have no right to demand salvation. We have no power within us that can hold on to life. Only God's love can bring us life, hope, and grace. Only God's mercy can bring us salvation. And only God's gift of Jesus Christ can deliver us from the wages of sin.
Merciful Father in heaven, how can I ever find the words to say how much I love you? Thank you for your patience, perseverance, and faithfulness that touched my heart and brought me life. Amen.
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