Pursued by a Relentless God
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.