Good morning. We awaken to a cloudy day out here this morning. Perhaps the clouds are the messengers of some good rain for the plants. If you ask a worldly person if he or she has attained perfection yet, you will probably get some of them to respond with something like, "No, but I will keep trying and someday I'll get there." Some might even say "Yes!". Perfection is a goal that we are often taught to strive for in business seminars and motivational talks. As we see in Pastor Rogers' devotional today, that isn't going to happen no matter how hard we try to perfect ourselves. I know that you have heard this message before, and I certainly need to hear or read it again. Interestingly enough, if I were perfect then I would only need to hear a message once! Over the course of a lifetime most people will come to realize that perfection is beyond their grasp. Those who do not are truly caught up in pride. However, after realizing that we cannot be perfect in our own efforts, do we still expect perfection of others or of some machine? Others need the grace of Jesus, just as we ourselves do.
May the grace of our Lord Jesus hold you close this day,