Daily Word of Grace # 233 (May 4, 2021)
As a kid growing up in the 70’s one of my favorite TV shows was The Six Million Dollar Man starring Lee Majors as Steve Austin an Air Force pilot who suffered a horrendous plane crash. The narrator recounts in the famous voiceover during the opening theme: “Steve Austin: an astronaut, a man barely alive. Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the technology. We have the capability to make the world’s first bionic man. Steve Austin will be that man—better than he was before: better, stronger, faster.” Following major surgery Steve Austin not only survived, but was indeed “better, stronger, faster”—with superhuman bionic sight, hearing, strength and speed—all of which proved handy in his fight against crime and corruption—and always accompanied by really cheesy but really cool special effects. Like Steve Austin, most people in their lives experience a crash of some kind—perhaps not a plane crash, but some other traumatic event that leaves you “barely alive.” That’s the bad news. The good news is that the grace of God in Jesus Christ meets you exactly in that place. This grace of God can not only save you but also make you “better than before”—more compassionate, more approachable, more trusting in the One who can and does rebuild you.
Love and Prayers,