To see our sins, wounds, idols, and failures apart from God's is simply too much. We will either minimize our condition, thus marginalizing our need of grace, or we will run away in hopeless despair to the arms of a lesser love or to the worship of lesser gods. But . . .
God pursues us in our restlessness.
receives us in our sinfulness.
holds us in our brokenness, and
frees us from our lovelessness.
-- Scotty Smith
excerpt from Objects of His Affection
Scotty Smith serves as senior pastor of Christ Community Church in Franklin Tennessee, a church that he and five other couples planted and which now has more than 4,000 members. Scotty is the author of the bestseller, Objects of His Affection, and has coauthored Speechless with Steven Curtis Chapman, and Unveiled Hope with Michael Card. He and his wife, Darlene, have been married twenty-seven years and have two children, Scott and Kristin.