Nothing to prove

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The gospel frees us
from the relentless pressure
of having to prove ourselves,
for we are already
proven and secure.

–Tim Keller

Image: Stephen Darbishire

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Utmost affection

We are accepted in the Beloved. The Father has put us into the place of His truest love and utmost affection. He put us into Jesus. He loves us exactly as He loves Jesus, even though we are at this time very different in lots of ways. We are learning to be made in His image. In the process of learning, we are loved as though we have made it! Being in Christ is a paradox. We are in Jesus with all the benefits of being like Him while we are learning to become as He is.

–Graham Cooke

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