I am thankful Jesus, our Savior,
finished the work the Father gave Him to do.
I have glorified thee on the earth:
I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.
The story says that a traveler from Italy came to the French town of Chartres to see the great church that was being built there. Arriving at the end of the day, he went to the site just as the workmen were leaving for home. He asked one man, covered with dust, what he did there. The man replied that he was a stone mason. He spent his days carving rocks. Another man, when asked, said he was a glassblower who spent his days making slabs of colored glass. Still another workman replied that he was a blacksmith who pounded iron for a living. Wandering into the deepening gloom of the unfinished edifice, the traveler come upon an older woman, armed with a broom, sweeping up the stone chips and wood shavings and glass shards from the day’s work. ”What are you doing?” he asked. The woman paused, leaning on her broom, and looking up toward the high arches, replied, “Me? I’m building a cathedral for the Glory of Almighty God.”
I’ve often thought about the people of Chartres. They began something they knew they would never see completed. They built for something larger than themselves. They had a magnificent vision.
Each one of us are building. be it a family, a business, a work of art, a web site, a garden, a quilt, a sweater, a batch of cookies or dinner. We, too, may not see the end result of our labors. Our responsibility is to keep working…..
Colossians 3:17, 23
And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.. . . And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;
Let us ‘walk in grace’ together.
May we find ‘joy in the journey and good times in the going.’
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|“Walking in Grace’s” main purpose is to encourage the hearts of men and women as they walk in God’s Truth by His Grace, His unmerited, undeserved favor.
“Walking in Grace” is a collection of thoughts and scriptures.
The scriptures come from the Bible. KJV
Trust in the words of the Bible is absolute.
John 6:68-69 Then Simon Peter answered him,Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life. And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God. KJV
To receive a more complete understanding of God’s Word,at times another version maybe quoted, that version will be named.
John 6:68-69 Simon Peter answered,Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words (the message) of eternal life. And we have learned to believe and trust, and [more] we have come to know [surely] that You are the Holy One of God,the Christ (the Anointed One), the Son of the living God. The Amplified Bible
The thoughts come from a wide variety of sources, authors will be recognized whenever possible.
The Bible is a book of faith, and a book of doctrine,and a book of morals,and a book of religion, of especial revelation from God;but it is also a book which teaches man his own individual responsibility,his dignity, and his equality with his fellow-man.
* Daniel Webster, in an address on the completion of the Bunker Hill Monument,
June 17, 1843
Let us “Walk in Grace” together.
May we find ‘joy in the journey and good times in the going’.