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My precious wife told me when she was young, she decided to learn to play golf because her father and brother were such avid and more than proficient participants in the sport. At her first lesson, she apparently had more mulligans, do over strokes, than contact with the ball. This began to test not only the patience of her dad and brother, but also the golfers waiting to play that were behind them. Then, at the third hole, someone yelled ‘fore’ and a golf ball struck her on the side of her head. At that point, her Dad said, “That’s enough for one day; let’s go.” Disappointed, Debbie said, “Really, Dad, now I will have to learn how to play golf all over again!”

Child of God, all that is good in life is from God and delivered by His Amazing Grace. James 1:17 says, “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.”

Paul said grace is not of man’s provision by works but is a gift from God. Paul writes in Romans 11:6, “And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.”

In 2 Thessalonians 2:16, Paul states that even our complete peace and hope rest on grace because of God’s love: “Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace,”

However, the most gracious act of Almighty God the Father is our eternal salvation through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Ephesians 2:8 declares, “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:”

Thankfully, God’s miraculous grace is not limited to just one or a certain few but is extended to whosoever will receive it. Romans 5:15 declares to man, “But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.”

Whether it’s a bad game of golf, a personal crisis, a financial hardship, or a terminal illness, there are no ‘Mulligans’ in life, but there are manifold ‘Miracles’ through grace. Jesus made a promise to Paul and for us in 2 Corinthians 12:9, “And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”

From My Heart,

Bro. John