Throwing Out The Failure

“There’s always pizza!”

Luke 11:29-32

Reference: As the crowds increased, Jesus said, “This is a wicked generation. It asks for a sign, but none will be given it except the sign of Jonah. (‭Luke‬ ‭11‬:‭29‬ NIV)

Explore: I’m not very adventurous with my cooking. I cook so that all the family eats, rather than creating a new taste-sensation.

Whenever I try something new, it’s always a bit of a gamble. If it goes horribly wrong then I have the complaints of a whole family.

The common saying in our house when I’m cooking something new is, “There’s always pizza!” If it was all to go terribly pear shaped then I’d just throw the whole meal out and get take away.

Application: It’s nice to know I have the option of starting completely from scratch. I would think if my wallet was empty and I only had a few things in my cupboard, I may not be so hasty to throw the failed meal away.

Thankfully, God is not as flippant with His things as I am with mine. As humans, we have failed Him more than my cooking has failed me, and yet He continues to bother with us.

In the time of Jonah He promised never to wipe out the world again. And He has kept that promise.

Let us not forget the incredible grace of our Lord. Let’s remember His love and faithfulness, no matter how much of a failure we may be.

Prayer: Lord, thank You for Your persistent dedication to us. May we never forget how much You have redeemed us. Amen.

What aspect of your life has been covered by grace?

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This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.

1 comment:

John CollignonNovember 10, 2014 at 6:54 AMReply

The first time was with water…Noah and the flood, this time it will be fire. It’s in the Bible.