|The Grace of God|
|Tuesday, January 31, 2012|
Error in Last Week’s Article
Last week’s article stated that 67% of Americans are Christians. It
should have read that 67% of Americans believe in Christianity. There is a
vast difference in being a Christian and believing in Christianity. Contrary to
President Obama’s remarks concerning religion in America, belief in Christi-
anity is not fading. Christianity, by the way, is the only true religion. All
others are man-made.
When a person works an eight-hour day and receives a fair day’s pay for
his time, that is a wage.
When a person competes with an opponent and receives a trophy for his
performance, that is a prize.
When a person receives appropriate recognition for his long service or
high achievements, that is an award.
But when a person is not capable of earning a wage, can win no prize,
and deserves no award- yet receives such a gift anyway- that is a grace.
This is what we mean when we talk about the grace of God.
The lady took her 5-year-old daughter shopping with her. The little girl
watched her mother try on one outfit after another, and each time the little
girl said, “Mommy, you look beautiful.” Finally a woman in the next fitting
room called out, “May I borrow your daughter for a moment?”
(See Proverbs 16:24.)
A preacher, known for his lengthy sermons, noticed a man get up and
leave during the middle of his message. The man returned just before the
conclusion of the service. Afterwards the preacher asked the man where he
“I went to get a haircut,” was the reply.
“But,” said the preacher, “why didn’t you do that before the service?”
“Because,” the gentleman said, “I didn’t need one then.”
Congratulations to R.B.S. High School for being ranked 5, the highest
possible score, in Macon County by the Tennessee Department of Edu-
cation. Academics matter.
Congratulations to Macon County High School Lady Tigers for continuing
their winning on the basketball court. You make Macon County proud.
Congratulations to R.B.S. Elementary School for earning the highest
scores in Macon County on the last state required test.