So I spent about an hour on the phone to begin to clear it up. That is another story. It should be ok tomorrow morning.
The situation reminds me that in fact I have messed up royally in just about every area of my life. I have messed up so bad that it is not fixable. Relationships are destroyed. Bridges are burned. People are hurt. All because of my choices over the years. There is nothing I can do to change that history. There is no way that I can make all of that right, no matter how long I stay on the phone. Today’s snafu was child’s play.
That mess can only be addressed through Christ. I am powerless, weak. It is a good – no epically awesome thing that 2 Corinthians 12:9 – 10 is true. It is grace that all of my messes are cleaned up by my Lord through His Son’s blood.
I do not deserve that.
Neither do you.
But that is what the gospel proclaims. In Him the mess is cleaned up. We are reconciled to God. We are redeemed and showered with His love.