Luke 23:43 – And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.”

As Jesus hung on the cross, one of the thieves hanging next to Him asked Jesus to remember him in His kingdom. When Jesus replies that the thief would join him in paradise, He is showing us how grace works — we surrender to God and ask him to take us wherever he is going. Today, reflect on the surrender this thief shows us, and the promise of grace that Jesus provides.

REFLECTION: What would it look like to open your hands in surrender to Jesus and receive his gift of grace today? What do you need to surrender to Him? Take a moment today to record what God is revealing to you about surrender and grace.

PRAYER: Father, thank you for the gift of grace! Help me surrender to your will and receive your grace. Help me extend the grace you show to me to those around me. May I open my hands and surrender my life to You and walk in the grace you offer. Amen

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