God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so much, that even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead. (It is only by God’s grace that you have been saved!)
insight: Even when we ran from and rejected God, God chased after us. Being separated from God meant we had no life, but God gave us life through Jesus’ resurrection from the dead. All it takes is for us to stop running, turn around, and accept the gift God’s is extending to us.
prayer: God, I often chase after things that have little eternal significance. All the while you are chasing after me, inviting me to turn around and accept the gift you have given. Today I recognize my greatest need is you. I accept the gift you have given me.