We all have times when we fall and are less than what we want to be. Just because we stumble doesn't mean that we are not good people. However, we may need guidance and support to get back on track. When we realize this about ourselves, we also need to extend the same grace, compassion, and restoration to others!
God has caught us in transgressions. He knows our sin, but He does not stop loving us. He prepared a path to redemption so we could draw near to Him. We can accept salvation through Jesus and we can learn from this example in our lives. We should prepare ourselves to help one another. We need to remain in God so we are protected, but we should work to restore each other. With God's love and gentleness, we can help each other to be better...to be restored!
Help each other up and restore each other through God's love, compassion, grace, and mercy!
Thank You for the restoration that You offer through Jesus Christ. Help me to practice Your love and compassion so I can help bring restoration in my life and in the lives of others. Through Jesus I pray, amen.