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I’m quite sure I have never quoted Kim Kardashian before now but, her statement, “If I had known better, I would have done better,” has resonated with me so often in recent days. I’m in a season of reflecting on and learning from some of my failures and, at times, find myself longing for a do-over. I have to remind myself often that I couldn’t know what I didn’t know.

So, what about the times when I DID know better and went right ahead and did it anyway? Enter the greatest gift, astounding grace. “Our Father sent the Babe of Bethlehem, who knew no sin, to BE sin on OUR behalf so that WE MIGHT BECOME the righteousness of God.” II Corinthians 5:21

It’s a full circle. The babe-of-Bethlehem-Jesus really is the cross-of-calvary-Jesus. The same guy. (Skit Guys) Or, to quote my favorite theologian, “Christmas and Easter are but the morning and evening of the very same day.” (Paul Merki aka Dad)