Nineteen workers fell into that net during the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge and every one of them walked away without a scratch.
So, is this grace? When we slip and fall will we actually be rescued by a soft landing in the catching, loving hands of God? Yes, that seems to be the exact answer from the Scriptures and human experience.
Does this make grace too easy? I don’t know, but until I do, I think I’ll stick with the venerable Charles Spurgeon’s counsel on the matter. “If people do not like the doctrine of grace,” he said, “then give them all the more of it.” Amen.
Ronnie McBrayer is a syndicated columnist, pastor, and author. You can read more and receive regular e-columns in your inbox at www.ronniemcbrayer.me.