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[February 23, 2010]
--One of my favorite
movies is “Dave”, in which a common guy becomes president of the
United States. In one scene the president is at a homeless shelter
with several children, and all the kids are participating in a
program for the president, except for one little boy off to the
side. The little boy obviously doesn’t fit in with the rest of the
kids. Dave, the president of the United States, goes over to the boy
and stoops down to talk to him. The president brings this little boy
out of his shell. It is a great scene to see the President of US
stooping down to help an abandoned child.
There is a word in the
Old Testament that means “to bend, to stoop.” That word is usually
translated “grace.” That’s the picture of grace in the Bible: God
stooping down to us.
In the movie, Dave, the president, goes back to The White House,
while the youngster stays in the shelter. If the movie were to fully
reflect God’s grace, the president would pick up the child and take
him back to The White House to live with him.
No president is going to do that. But God does. He stoops down to
love us, and then picks us up to take us to live with Him for
No wonder they call it “Amazing Grace.”
[Text from file received from Mark Weber, Mt. Pulaski Christian