When Maudette died, some thought she’d earned God’s favor through tending her garden for the benefit of our church, but I knew the truth. Maudette’s garden was an expression of her love for Christ—not a payment or bribe to make him love her.
Her hope was not in her flowers. Her hope was in her Savior! Like Maudette, may you have a great hope in your Savior, not in what you do!
Prayer: Lord, may I never imagine that I can earn Your grace or favor. May my daily service to You be motivated by my love and gratitude for what You have done for me in Christ.