Glimpses of Grace is a resource for young adults who would like to be strengthened in their Christian faith. Read a note from Lynn Gergens, the architect of the project, and also meet the contributors of all the resources. Glimpses of Grace is an initiative of the Lutheran Women's Missionary League of Canada (LWML).
About the Content on This Site
Many of the devotions and other resources on this site are written to encourage you in your Christian life. We stand on the Biblical confession that it is only by the grace of God that a person is saved (Ephesians 2:8-9). There is nothing that a person can do to come to God or "get right" with Him. It is only by the work of the Holy Spirit active through the means of grace that faith is created which joins a person to the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and receives the wonderful benefits of Christ's work. We call this justification.
Not only are Christians called out of something (the darkness of sin and death), but they are called to something: the light of God and lives that praise Him (1 Peter 2:8-10), and the good works that have been prepared for us to do (Ephesians 2:10). And yet, even in that we understand that it is God who work in and through Christians as they live out their lives (Philippians 2:10-12). We call this sanctification: the living of the Christian life that is the result of justification.
It's important to not get this backwards. We are not saved because we do enough good works to please God. (In other words, we are not justified because we do sanctification well enough.) It is completely the opposite. We are able to do works that are pleasing to God because we have been justified. We do not earn God's love by doing good things. We do good things because we have God's love in Jesus Christ.
Many of these resources are geared towards your life of sanctification. All of them are born from a Biblical understanding of justification by grace through faith. It's our hope that these resources can help you in your faith journey as God works in you through His Word. May God's Spirit work in you richly!