Pursued by a Relentless God (by Shawn Brace)

Pursued by a Relentless God (by Shawn Brace)

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We hide. God seeks. Eternity awaits.

- Christ could have merely pursued us to the point of taking on human flesh. That would have been unbelievable enough.

- He could have pursued us to Pilate's courtyard and suffered there the lashes from the Roman soldiers, and the jeers from the mocking crowd. That would have been unfathomable.

- He could even have pursued us to Calvary and allowed His hands to be brutally fastened to a dead tree and a crown of thorns to be thrust upon His head. That would have been inexplicable.

But He went further. Infinitely further. He pursued us all the way to hell - without any guarantee He would ever return. This is the self-abandonment that drove our Savior. This is how far grace will pursue.

Shawn Brace brings remarkable insight to a topic in grave danger of becoming commonplace: grace. "A funny thing happens when one picks up the Old Testament," says Brace. "Amidst the rubble of a supposedly angry God, one discovers quite the opposite.... The heart of this Testament reveals a God who loves. A God who cares. A God who pursues."

If the word grace has lost its resonance, Pursued will powerfully realign its significance and experience the life of anyone burnt out by "playing" church.