“But when God, who had set me apart even from my mother’s womb and called me through His grace…” Galatians 1:15

Paul’s testimony and how he received THE gospel is evidence of God’s love and how generous it is. Through Paul’s past, we see that he didn’t earn his apostleship; it wasn’t given through good works or perfect obedience but only through grace and grace alone. In the verse above we see that Paul was set apart… when? “even from my mother’s womb.” God chose and called Paul before he had to do anything to deserve it. God’s amazing grace was freely and willingly given to Paul.

God saw how much our sins were hurting us and how much it was destroying us. Because of His unconditional love for us God brought His son down to live a life that we couldn’t and died a painful death that we should have. Because of this good news, none of us no longer has to be tied down and slaves to our sins. I no longer have to work or earn salvation. This reminds me of my testimony and how I was saved by God’s grace. God found me while I was still stuck in my sins and did what I couldn’t do for myself. He loved me when I couldn’t love myself. He accepted me when I couldn’t accept or forgive myself and He fought for me when I couldn’t find the power to fight for myself. And that grace can be given to YOU. God’s grace does not discriminate. “But God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so much, that even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead.” (Ephesians 2:4-5) God's grace is available to the lost, broken, hurt, abandoned; despite our past or present or even future, God still loves you and His grace is always accessible to anyone who is ready to receive it.

“The gospel is rooted in grace. Not in accomplishment. Not in perfect obedience. Not in birthright or social standing.” Kelley Brown