If Elijah's sweet chariots of fire come claim me right off my desk-chair just after I click "publish" and no other post can ever appear here - I'll be satisfied if this is all you know about us. God's Love and God's Grace are the two most powerful forces in the universe. You may say "it's ionic bonds" if you study chemistry, or you may say "gravity" if you get physics, or "evolution" if you're more of a biological sciences kind of geek - and those are all valid answers in those contexts. In the context of faith and life though - I'm sticking to my guns here; it's Love & Grace - specifically God's love & God's grace. It was Love that motivated God to create everything (John 1) and it was more love that motivated Him to reveal Himself to us through all that's around us - all that Christ did for us once we made it unquestionably clear we needed help; big time.
And Grace - Grace is the force by which Christ's redemption of us works. Love - the motivation for everything. Grace - the fix-it tool for everything that happened next. God's love moved Him to walk with the man and the woman in the garden in the cool of the day (Gen 3:8) - and however you might read all that comes next - love was the foundation to the plan - right up to the cross - and that love kicks off the work of grace in our lives so we can start to "get it" for ourselves.
JC's Village exists as a place where any student can come and celebrate these two most powerful forces on earth can grow, hang out, belong, serve, impact, bask. It's that simple.
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Love & Grace to you today!