Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the LORD, that he may have compassion on him, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.Isaiah 55:7
When we see who we are, unrighteous, unworthy sinners, and then we see this invitation to seek the Lord, and to return to Him, it seems impossible because we are filthy. We are not worthy to come to Him. Our sin clings so closely; it is our nature. To come to His holy presence is certain judgment and wrath. How could we ever become worthy to come to him?
Through Jesus, God has made a way for us to come into His presence. Because Jesus already bore the punishment and wrath for all sin, God can now justly cleanse and welcome sinners into his holy presence. “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9)
When we turn from our sin, and turn to the Lord, we are welcomed in His presence. We have confidence before our God because He is faithful, merciful, and gracious. We can come freely, openly, just as we are with all our needs, fears, and sins and He will cleanse, comfort, and provide because of His steadfast love.
This is grace.
My studio extends beyond the average pencil-and-paper desk area. I take my art almost everywhere I go, and I put my creativity into everything I do…including food. Saturday mornings are my days to make Claude (my sourdough starter) into something fun or fancy. This Saturday, I made a basic sweet roll dough, filled it with chocolate, and drizzled with an orange-vanilla glaze.
On the paper-and-pencil side of my studio, I’ve really been enjoying some of my latest projects…designing some mini cards and hopefully, a recipe card set.
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