God’s grace reaches all people.
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“For there is no distinction: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.”
Romans 3:22b-24 English Standard Version
Not all is well in Honduras. These glass shards and barbed wire are evidence that Lepaterique has its struggles.
When I took this picture I was standing in a beautiful city park. Every time I passed this park it seemed that someone was watering the grass and taking care of the plants. It was like many parks in Colorado Springs, though a bit smaller.
This brick wall separated the park from a school. Believe me, the barbed wire was deterrent enough for me, but the broken glass removed any thought of trying to cross to the other side.
This barbed wire and broken glass were a common sight in Honduras, as were armed security personnel and soldiers, a reminder that Honduras is as broken as any country including the good ol’ USA.
Everyone has fallen short of God’s glory no matter where they live. It doesn’t matter whether they live in rural Wisconsin or rural Honduras for all have fallen short. People in Chicago and people in Tegucigalpa have fallen short of God’s glory. You and I have fallen short.
Jesus did not fall short.
Through Jesus, all of us have been declared right with God no matter how far we have fallen. His grace is meant for every human creature. God’s grace is meant for you. God’s grace defines you. God’s grace embraces you because it is meant for you. It’s meant for all.
Copyright Douglas P Brauner