The grace of God …

… spans the globe.

This evening we were visiting in the home of a family who started attending our church just over one year ago. They had just moved into town from Ontario, but six years prior to that they emigrated from Russia. The father of the family is the same age as I am. His father moved from Armenia to Soviet Russia when my friend was 10 years old. My friend grew up in godless communism. He was born again as an adult, after the Soviet Union broke up, through the testimony of faithful Baptists in Russia.

And here we were tonight, products of liberal, libertine Canada and repressive Soviet Russia, sharing Christian fellowship in a home on Vancouver Island. We were learning Russian (and Armenian) words and rejoicing in the fellowship of Christ.

Romans 5:15 But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.


Don Johnson
Jer 33.3