A soft peach gradient and speckle design on the outer wall is contrasted by Angel's delicate floral design, and the reminder of truth. This mug is the ever-needed reminder that grace is free in Christ, and it requires nothing of us. We cannot do more, say more, or be more to make Christ love us more than he already does.
The Gospel isn’t a second chance. It’s not another opportunity to try harder, to do better, to be better. There’s no earning God’s favor. It’s not our second chance, it’s our only hope.
We like to add burdens on ourselves, don’t we? But Jesus promised us: His yoke is easy and His burden is light. I catch myself believing that if I’m not creating enough, giving enough, being enough, I won’t be worth anyone’s time. And it all has to be perfect, too.
But when I stop listening to the lies in my head and turn to scripture, I hear the opposite. Not that I am so strong and wonderful on my own, but that Christ is my strength, Christ is my worth. Grace requires nothing of me.