The Greatest Moment

[We] are justified freely by his grace.
                     —Romans 3:24

Marion Anderson, arguably history’s most accomplished contralto, sang on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial before a crowd of more than 75,000; was the first African American to perform with the New York Metropolitan Opera; was appointed a delegate to the United Nations; sang the national anthem at President John F. Kennedy’s inauguration; and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Asked to name the greatest moment in her life, Marion cited none of the above. She said it was when she told her mother she wasn’t going to have to take in washing anymore. Beautiful!

What has been the greatest moment of your life?

I think mine was when I unwrapped this gift: “It is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from [yourself], it is the gift of God” (Eph 2:8).

Grace: prize the gift
and praise the Giver.

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