“I thank my God always concerning you for the grace of God which was given to you by Christ Jesus, that you were enriched in everything by Him…” (1 Cor 1:4-5).
N.D. Hillis writes: “One of the great pictures in the French Academy of Design assembles the immortals of all ages.… Delaroche places Intellect on the throne. And when the sons of genius are assembled about that glowing center, all are seen to be great thinkers. There stand Democritus, a thinker about invisible atoms; Euclid, a thinker about invisible lines and angles; Newton, a thinker about an invisible force named gravity; La Place, a thinker about the invisible law that sweeps suns and stars forward towards an unseen goal.… But the throne of the universe is mercy and not marble; the name of the world-ruler is Great Heart, rather than Crystalline Mind, and God is the Eternal Friend.… For the individual and the State, out of the heart ‘are the issues of life.’”
Christ’s gifts through God’s grace is our theme song today.