I thank my God always for you, because of God’s grace that was given to you in Christ Jesus. – 1 Corinthians 1:4 (CEB)

You are awesome.  Not because I said so, not because you’ve worked so hard, and not because you’re particularly talented in some way.  You’re awesome because you’ve been graced.  God loves you and forgives you.  God thinks you’re worthy of love and forgiveness.  That alone makes you awesome.  So thank you.  Thank you for being awesome.

Grace, pass it one. Share this with someone who needs to know they are awesome, just because God loves them.

Prayer:  Lord, thank you for grace.  If we try to find self-worth with our own effort, we are fooling ourselves.  Who I am and who I hope to be will always be awesome because of your grace, because you love me.  Amen.

Added Note:  Last week I asked you to pray for me, just because.  Not because anything was wrong, but because it’s what we do, we pray for each other.  So you prayed for me, my family, my ministry, the congregation I serve (Our Saviour Lutheran Church, in Johnson City, TN), and my accountant brother as he comes down the home stretch of tax season.   Thank you.  My soul is refreshed, and I have a greater sense of God’s peace and grace, and I know much of that comes from The Father having heard your prayers for me.