Thursday, December 9, 2010

Gratitude: The Only Answer

"The Christian life is a thank-you from beginning to end as we ponder what God has done. What an absurdity to think that we could ever bargain with God, as if there were anything we could put on the table. Nothing we can do would ever earn his favor. Yet all is ours for free. And the cross reveals his willingness to forgive not just once, but over and over and over again. How can we repay such extravagant, generous love? We cannot and need not, and the heart’s only answer is gratitude"

— Rebecca Pippert, Hope Has Its Reasons (New York, NY: Harper & Row, 1989), 159

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