I heard a story recently that touched my heart. When an elderly woman, who happened to have dementia, entered a church sanctuary and spotted the word “GRACE” on a banner behind the pulpit, she shouted to her brother, “Look! He knows my name!”
Yes indeed, I thought. Only because of His amazing grace does He know my name.
What does GRACE mean anyway? We hear the word often, especially in Christian circles, but do we truly understand? Or is the word so broad & vague that we can’t grasp its application to our lives?
Some things to think about:
If God chose me as His child because of what I said or did or what I didn’t say or do—His grace would no longer be grace. Romans 11:6
When I first realized God loved me unconditionally I was in my thirties. I was totally flabbergasted that I didn’t have to prove my worth, or at least become a better person than I was as the time. I could never be good enough or worthy enough to deserve this gift. That was it. I could never deserve His grace.
Grace is undeserved.
Grace is God’s free gift.
Only through God’s grace did Jesus taste death for me. (from Hebrews 2:9)
Grace: Amazing love.
If I accept His gift I am
Healed of a broken, bitter heart
Promised eternity in heaven
Called His child forever
"I do not at all understand the mystery of grace - only that it meets us where we are but does not leave us where it found us."
What does grace mean to you?
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